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Marc Cook

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Marc Cook is a veteran special-interest journalist who started as a staffer at AOPA Pilot in the late 1980s. Marc has built two airplanes, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Aviation Sportsman, and now owns a 180-hp, steam-gauge-adjacent GlaStar based in western Oregon. Marc has 5000 hours spread over 200-plus types and four decades of flying.

Flight Review: Falken Avionics iPad-based EFIS

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By now, the Apple iPad has established itself as a strong utility player in many aircraft, most often running as a so-called electronic flight bag (EFB) to display moving maps, charts, weather and traffic. But Falken Avionics’ Flight View system has a different take on putting Apple’s tablet to use—as a primary instrument. 

ForeFlight’s Reported Turbulence Feature Debuts

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For pilots seeking a smooth experience, Reported Turbulence might not be the most used tool in the box but it’s a promising way to get additional data to help you form a more detailed mental picture of the ride ahead of you.

Van’s Bankruptcy Update with Clyde Hamstreet

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An Oregon court approved Van's Aircraft's Chapter 11 bankruptcy recovery plan, and now the company can continue implementing elements of that and looking to the future.

Going Glass

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Part 2: OK, let’s install this stuff!

New Ambidextrous Products from Pioneer Control Grips

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Not everyone is strongly “handed” and there are some applications where a grip that feels right in either hand is, um, right for the job. That’s the thinking behind Pioneer Control Grips’ new ambidextrous grips.

Bending Your Brain

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Humans are amazingly adaptable but sometimes we lack imagination. Here’s one example.

Light on the Horizon—Van’s Outlines Recovery Next Steps

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Recovery expert Clyde Hamstreet breaks down the next steps in the legal process

Rotax Power, Lots of Speed: The Retractable-Gear TL Sparker Debuts...

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This sleek retractable-gear, two-seat Experimental can use any of several Rotax engines, from the 100-hp 912 ULS to the 160-hp turbocharged 916 iS.

The Sun ‘n Fun Quick Rinse

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It happens pretty much every year. Springtime weather brings its expected instability to the Sun ‘n Fun airshow.

What You Should Know About the MWFly Engines from Italy

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Guido Fantini offers a detailed look at the MWFly four-cylinder aero engines being shown at Sun 'n Fun 2024.

In Case You Missed it

ScaleWings SW-51 Mustang

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Carbon fiber and 70% scale but true in spirit to the original.

Inside KITPLANES: How We Do Aerial Photography

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Marc Cook explains the nuts-and-bolts of how we achieve the aerial photography that appears in the magazine, and offers a few pointers on how to capture your own plane in flight.

Rivet Gun Punch

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By Larry Larson.

Risky Business

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Distractions-stay focused in the air and the hangar. By Sid Mayeux.