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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: 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 Search of the Perfect Landing

It's simple, basically.

Propeller Buyer’s Guide

There's a perfect prop for every plane.

In Case You Missed it

Turbine Temptation: Wiring, Avionics and Plumbing

The systems are simple but space is tight, so plan ahead.

Experimental Audio Panels: Sophisticated, Integrated

PS Engineering and Garmin have kit-focused audio systems for under $2000. They have generous feature sets and high-end audio quality.

Hot Over Warming Up

To warm up or coldly go into the takeoff?

Error Chain

Departure Stall! Good aircraft design and a bit of luck made it survivable. By Gary Knight and James Wiebe.