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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.

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.

Learning How to Drag Your Tail

Making the transition from trigear to tailwheels.

Down and Locked

Why do pilots forget to put their wheels down?

Onex

The Onex is an economical single-seat sportplane that feels like a baby fighter.

Fisher Flying Products

Fisher Flying has been a fixture on the homebuilt scene for 30 years. With a new owner and a new home, the company—whose designs include the classic Dakota Hawk—is ready for a new generation.

Flight Review: Horse Perennial

LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinder's award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Missing operating limitations, adding new instruments and an autopilot.

Unlimited Oil Cooling

Building a carbon fiber cooling duct for Czech Mate, the Unlimited class pylon racer.

Dare To Be Bare

After checking with a variety of aluminum polishing aficionados, author Bob Fritz came up with a winning combination for maintaining the shine on metal airplanes. He details not only which products to use, but also how to use them for maximum effectiveness with minimal elbow grease.

What’s New

This months column includes information on new anti-collision strobe lights and LED position lights, a micro belt sander, a smart servo controller for trim, a desktop model of the Cozy Mark IV and the announcement of a taildragger configuration option for the Eurofox SLSA.