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LeRoy Cook

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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.

2020 Propeller Buyer’s Guide

Finding the right prop.
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When Its Time to Throw That Landing Away

How to go around safely.

Fly the High Road or the Low Road?

How to choose the right altitude for every flight.

Whisper X350 Gen II

Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins.

Choosing Plumage for Your Homebuilt

A well-designed paint scheme is the perfect finishing touch for your plane.

Propeller Buyer’s Guide

There's a perfect prop for every plane.

In Search of the Perfect Landing

Its simple, basically.

Going Retractable

The ups and downs of retractable gear.

Belite Chipper

Economy two-seat flying for STOL and cruising.

Coming Back

Returning to the cockpit after a long absence.

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

ZuluLog offers a pilot logbook for Android devices, Zenith and UL Power announce a firewall-forward kit for the CH 650, and Garmin introduces the aera 796, its new flagship portable navigator.

Engine Beat

A step-by-step guide to doing maintenance on a Slick magneto. By Steve Ells.

All About Avionics: Autopilots

Want to be fresh at the end of a long flight? Experimental-only autopilots beat their certified counterparts. They're usually less expensive, more capable and far more user-serviceable (if you know what you're doing). By Stein Bruch.

Alternative Energies

Dean Sigler was on location at this year’s Green Flight Challenge in Santa Rosa, California, and he offers a report.