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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.

Comp Air Previews Model 6.2 for AirVenture

Comp Air's Michael Ryan and Ron Lueck discuss the new Comp Air 6.2 six-place, high wing kitbuilt to make its formal debut at AirVenture...

Dispatches from Florida

There was a time when we had multiple airshows and events in a year that had at their center (or near to it) Experimental...

Fueled Again

Not a moment after sending our April issue to the press, my editorial “Avgas Next Steps” became partially obsolete. In it, I said that...

A Visit With Glasair Aviation

I had a reason to fly up to Arlington, Washington, to see the current state of affairs at Glasair Aviation. As you might remember,...

Hartzell Propeller Update from Sun ‘n Fun 2022

Hartzell's JJ Frigge offers an update on the company's latest backcountry props as well as a look at what's cooking for the rest of...

Scheme Designers Celebrates 25 Years

Craig Barnett’s crazy idea two and a half decades ago has turned into a long-lasting aviation service. In 1997, when Barnett started offering professional...

GAMI Updates G100UL Unleaded Avgas Approval

Frustration barely below the surface in his presentation, General Aviation Modifications Incorporated’s (GAMI) George Braly recounted efforts to develop 100-octane unleaded fuel at Sun...

Time Machine

This month’s cover story, another in our Buying Used installments—this time covering the Pulsar homebuilt—took me back. It was, of course, my awakening into...

Van’s Releases New Factory Update Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwhtgQOXDkY Van’s Aircraft has released the second of its new video updates, in which company president Rian Johnson and COO Greg Hughes discuss the results...

Trust Your Hunches

I’ve been spending enough time around the GlaStar lately—and taking every moment of good weather here in Oregon to actually fly it—that subtle changes...

In Case You Missed it

Air-to-Air Adventure

A photo mission with the pros.

Ask the DAR

Converting heavy ultralights to ELSA, ELSA maintenance requirements.


Builders share their successes.

Ask the DAR

Data plate questions, airworthiness certificate errors, complying with service bulletins.