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Marc Cook
KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

Van’s Updates Kit Pricing and Ordering Policies

Van’s Aircraft will be raising kit prices approximately 32%—the result of an intensive internal assessment and cost review.

Van’s Bankruptcy: How Did They Get Here?

How can the largest and most successful company in the kit-aircraft world find itself in this situation?

Commentary: Why Van’s Shouldn’t Kill the RV-15

Some have suggested that the only “right” thing for Van’s to do is kill (or at least shelve for now) the RV-15.

Van’s Aircraft Files for Chapter 11

Van’s Aircraft, facing multiple crises and a serious cash crunch, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. According to the company, this is ”a...

Manufacturing Automation at CubCrafters

On a recent visit to CubCrafters to help build a Carbon Cub UL, our editor in chief got a first-hand look at the company's...

2024 Homebuilt Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

It’s said that change is inevitable but with it comes opportunity. We’re taking that to heart this issue, which debuts a new format for...

Avionics: Do You Document?

A friend at my airport confessed to having some avionics problems. His homebuilt’s instruments include a Garmin G5 for a primary instrument, a BendixKing...

Van’s Offers Recovery Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnpyL9K-lk On Monday, Van’s Aircraft’s posted a short video on Facebook and YouTube updating builders on the company’s progress. In late October, the company said...

Develop Today, Sell Tomorrow

While the Experimental world has matured greatly in the last few decades, we’re no longer seeing the rapid rate of change experienced in the 1970s and through the ’80s.

DeltaHawk Studies Hydrogen Power

DeltaHawk Engines announced today that it is launching an effort to run its two-stroke, four-cylinder compression-ignition engine on hydrogen. The company says that it...

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The Months Go By So FastWhy do you publish and send out the magazine...

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.

Celebrating the RV-6

This month, along with the EAA, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the...

The 2-Mile Decision

For those of you who read my column last month on keeping the fires...