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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.

First US-Built Sling TSi Completed

The South African kit manufacturer celebrated a milestone this week when the first Sling TSi built at the company’s Southern Californian builder-assistance center completed...
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Mark Phillips’ Zenith 701 Elixir

Mark Phillips’ Zenith CH 701 is the best kind of unique. An admittedly over-the-top interpretation of individualism, Phillips’ Zenith sparkles with innovation, craftsmanship, and...

uAvionix Acquires AeroVonics

uAvionix has purchased startup electronic-instrument manufacturer AeroVonics. Best known in general-aviation circles for its tailBeacon and skyBeacon all-in-one ADS-B Out solutions, uAvionix says the...

Hey There, Charlie

I’m sure there were perfectly fine used homebuilts closer to me than N531CE—it was at the other end of the country, after all. But...

Keeping a Flight Test Mentality

It’s no secret that even though the GlaStar I’ve just acquired has been flying since 2002, I’m nevertheless in the process of making “upgrades”...

Notes From the Heartland

No surprise that my first trip back to Oshkosh in years was a funny combination of beginner’s excitement and jaded journalist’s déjà vu. So...

Zenith’s Open House & Homecoming

Zenith Aircraft held its annual open house this weekend (September 20-21) at its home base (the Mexico, Missouri, airport). The event started Friday with...

Day 3 with Charlie Echo

Remember what I said about weather working for or against you?

Day 2 with Charlie Echo

Sometimes the weather works with you and sometimes against you. I had one of those “with you” days Saturday. An early departure from Lewiston...

Day 1 with Charlie Echo

I’m sure there were good used homebuilts closer to me than N531CE, but this 2002 GlaStar is, in many respects, the right airplane for...