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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.

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.

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.

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.

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Wind Tunnel

While two-control airplanes were designed to make a pilot’s life simpler, they come with significant compromises.

Easy Hole Spacing

One of the curses of modern CAD technology is that designers can draw something...

Restoring the RV-1

The very first Van’s prototype flies again, thanks to months of volunteers’ hard work, and its designer climbs back into the cockpit, some five decades after he built it.