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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.

In Search of the Perfect Landing

It's simple, basically.

Propeller Buyer’s Guide

There's a perfect prop for every plane.

Going Retractable

The ups and downs of retractable gear.

Belite Chipper

Economy two-seat flying for STOL and cruising.

Coming Back

Returning to the cockpit after a long absence.

A Quarter Century of Excellence

Zenith Aircraft celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Engine Failure!

Are you prepared?

The Life of a Kit Airplane Factory Pilot

Roger Dubbert has worked for Zenith Aircraft Company since 1993 and has flown over 10,000 demo flights.

Getting High Off Grass

Flying organically with turf runways.

Hand Propping an Aeroplane

Or, an introduction to A Farewell to Arms.

In Case You Missed it

Riveting with Mirrors

Sometimes we have to drive rivets in blind spots like under a longeron or...

Archive: April 1998

On our April 1998 cover was the sleek, motorglider-esque Europa. Actually, not just one...

Ask the DAR

Periodic inspections are a necessary part of homebuilt aircraft ownership. Mel Asberry explains which ones are needed and how they differ from the certificated aircraft variety.

Ask the DAR

NX numbers on older designs, logbook records, proving compliance with the 51% rule.