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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 30 years. He is a 4500-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.
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EAA Interview: Looking Ahead To Task-Based Phase I Flight Testing

We talk with EAA's Sean Elliott and Tom Charpentier about the proposed changes to Experimental Phase I flight test.
Chris Heintz

Zenair Founder Chris Heintz Passes

Prolific aircraft designer and founder of Zenair Chris Heintz has died. According to Zenith Aircraft, “Chris died peacefully at his home in Southern France...
ForeFlight vs. Garmin Pilot

Excited About EFBs

Recently, I came across photos of my work in the 1990s, when I was with AOPA Pilot and often moving airplanes from coast to...
GlaStar in flight

Return to Flight

A GlaStar’s Titan IO-340’s tale of tweaks and temptations.

The Hiring Spree Continues: Zenith, Too

Recently, both Van's Aircraft and Sonex have reached out to the homebuilder community in search of qualified employees and that's something on Zenith's radar...
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Why You Should Do Engine Oil Analysis

Engine oil analysis for aircraft is an essential element of long-term powerplant health, for both Experimental and certified aircraft. KITPLANES' Marc Cook shows how...

EAA Updates AirVenture NOTAM

EAA has made several changes to the Oshkosh arrival and departure procedures, and published them in the new AirVenture NOTAM. The special procedures will...

Sonex Is Hiring

We've been talking about the "boom" in Experimental aviation for the last year. Virtually every company we speak to has seen sales increase through...

FAA Previews Task-Based Testing for Experimentals

Here you thought the existing Phase I flight-test rules were set in stone. Maybe not so much. The EAA, saying a proposed set of...

Kitfox Announces New Model With Stunning New Rotax Engine

Kitfox Aircraft, ever the innovator in the kitbuilt industry, showed early examples of its latest Series 7 STi with the promising new six-cylinder Rotax...

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Letters

Compound Modifier Yes, the turbo-compound engine written about by Paul Lamar does...

Down to Earth

As environmental regulations and market pressures converge on avgas boutique industry, Amy Laboda investigates whats going on in energy research… and whats to come.

Kit Stuff

Plane and Simple: Perfect Cuts in Aluminum

Making the perfect cut.