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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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

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

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

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

Part 2: OK, let’s install this stuff!

New Ambidextrous Products from Pioneer Control Grips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside KITPLANES: How We Do Aerial Photography

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

By Larry Larson.

Risky Business

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