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LeRoy Cook
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.

Cook’s Tour: Rainy Days and Thursdays

It occurs to me that there are two Oshkosh rain modes. The first kicks in when rain erupts with a certain amount of warning after a beautiful airshow day, one that began with no hint of precipitation.

Cooks Tour: Tempting Tidbits

I must confess to being torn between twin folding-wing temptations. Should I get on the Early Adopter list for the Terrafugia roadable airplane or the Icon A5 amphibious LSA? In the presence of the respective pitchmen, I can almost be persuaded.

Crawling through Hangar B

EAA AirVentures giant Exhibit Building B revealed some interesting products and services that may be of interest to KITPLANES readers.

Cooks Tour: Mass Consumption

Day Two of AirVenture brought the massive crowds and spectacle for which the show is known. The warbirds performed precision drills overhead in great profusion, the extra-length program that always brings a huge crowd.

What a Shock! Electric Airplanes Are Abuzz at OSH

EAAs AirVenture is always hosting innovation in aviation, and Yuneec International took full advantage of the shows reputation by showing a Chinese-built electrically powered airplane.

Cook’s Tour: Oshkosh Again

Veteran journalist LeRoy Cook shares his thoughts on the first day of AirVenture.

Flight Review: What’s Hummin’ at Hummel?

LeRoy Cook flies the fun and efficient H-5 Sport Cruiser, the little Hummel Bird’s grown-up sibling.

The Scratch-Building Alternative

Mark Townsend’s scratch-building seminar allows builders to come away with the hands-on experience and the confidence they’ll need to start building a kit aircraft such as the Zenith STOL CH 701 from plans.

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Free Flight

Filing IFR gives you the flexibility to take advantage during fluctuating weather conditions rather than being at the mercy of them.

Roll Your Own

Builders Ken Scott and Ken Kruegers unique project is off the drawing board and into production. They're working with the engine builder, the wing is behind them, the nosebowl is taking shape-and the fuselage is taking over the living room;

Lancair Evolution

Lancair Aircraft is revolutionizing its already successful turboprop line of kits with the new Evolution, a 750-horsepower, Pratt & Whitney-PT6A-powered, carbon-fiber composite, 380-mph four-seater to be available later this year.