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Contributing Editor LeRoy Cook is an experienced journalist with writing credits in just about every aviation publication that counts. He brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective to his flight reviews.

Finding the Proper Prop

Which propeller is right for your homebuilt?

Hummel Happenings

Hummel Aircraft holds its 2021 fly-in at its new home in Howell, Michigan.

The Rationale Of Oshkosh

To expend considerable time and treasure converging on a medium-size city in Wisconsin every summer, just to hang out with like-minded aviation aficionados, doesn’t...

Warbirds Tram Ride—AirVenture’s Best-Kept Secret, And It’s Free

For 12 years, a dedicated bunch of Warbird volunteers has been spreading the “Keep ‘Em  Flying” gospel of preservation and education among AirVenture attendees...

Buying Used: Zenith STOL CH 701

For 35 years, the “Sky Jeep” has soldiered on.

AirVenture Revival Arrival

This year’s VFR Arrival Procedures were justly revised, although not confusingly so, after 2019’s Black Sunday debacle when two day’s worth of airplanes tried...

2021 Propeller Buyer’s Guide

Which Propeller?

Twelve Months to Takeoff

The first customer-built Zenith CH 750 SD takes to the sky.

Buying Used: Long-EZ

Construction workmanship varies greatly, so it pays to have experienced eyes look over your temptation before you succumb to its charms.

Buying Used: Kitfox

Always in high demand, be ready to act fast when you find one you like.

In Case You Missed it

Radical Reconstruction

There are no halfway measures to describe what has transpired at Glasair Aviation from...

Rag Wing Roots

These days, I seem to be associated mostly with metal airplanes, RVs in particular....

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook takes note of the good, bad and the uncapitalized in public reactions to a recent aircraft accident. He encourages knowledgeable pilots, builders and enthusiasts to counter the public rantings of armchair crackpots with kindness and courage. Also, a tip of the buttonless cap to Omar Filipovic, KITPLANES.coms new webmaster, for his savvy work to create a more lively and flexible web site.

Light Stuff

The Sky Arrow 600: a different kind of LSA; by Dave Martin.