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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

Free Flight

Surprisingly, building a metal aircraft may also mean getting familiar with fiberglass. Here are some tips to make that portion of the build less painful.

Plane and Simple

Double-duty band saws.

Sling Goes Big

Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff.

A Lesson in Control(s)

This is a story of a simple thing overlooked. It involves a basic concept...