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LeRoy Cook

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.

Build It Right: Belting Your Homebuilt

Thinking about restraints while building is easier than fixing substandard ideas later on.

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

It's simple, basically.

Going Retractable

The ups and downs of retractable gear.

Belite Chipper

Economy two-seat flying for STOL and cruising.

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Letters

Antennas Up! I have enjoyed following To Launch a Light Sport, by Bob...

Engine Theory: Engine Cooling-Avoiding Meltdown

Understanding the differences between air- and water-cooled engines.

Stearns Stuff

Clean, fast, and composite, the KIS TR-1 makes a fine cruiser. There just aren't many of them.