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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.

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

Free Flight

Perfection is unattainable for most builders, yet it is what many strive for. Paul Dye posits that sometimes “good enough” may be just what you need to finally get out of the shop and into flying.

Down to Earth

Amy Laboda discusses her approach to getting instrument re-current and describes the many tools available to help you en route.

The Lessons We Learn

It wasn’t the call I expected from the ferry pilot. Somewhere on the leg...

A Bit About Blades

Like a wing, a propeller blade is characterized by its area, planform, and airfoil cross section.