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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.

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.

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.

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.

Crawling through Hangar B

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

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.

In Case You Missed it

Induction Wave Propagation

Yet another way to increase engine volumetric efficiency.

Risky Business

Amateurs and Experimental aircraft. By Sid Mayeux.

The Ultimate Upgrade

Martha and Wendell Solesbee begin the painstaking process of installing systems on their Lancair Evo kit-from engine and fuel, to electrical and landing gear.

Maintenance Matters

Maintenance for an extended journey.