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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.

Buying Used: Kitfox

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

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 It’s 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.

In Case You Missed it

Aircraft Records and Logbooks

Whats required for Experimental/Amateur-Built Aircraft?

What’s New

Sportys offers cockpit accessories, Patterson Aerosales introduces a new engine from Italy, and the single-place Onex prototype from Sonex flies. Edited by Mary Bernard.

3D Printing to the Rescue!

Saving a $1,000 headset by making a new earcup bracket.

Flight Review: What’s Hummin’ at Hummel?

LeRoy Cook flies the fun and efficient H-5 Sport Cruiser, the little Hummel Bird’s grown-up sibling.