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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 Glastar Sportsman 2+2.

Avionics Sector Seeing Continued Growth: AEA

The Aircraft Electronics Association reported figures for the first half of 2019 that show the industry billed more than $1.5 billion, up 14% from...

Round-Trip Flight

Let’s see. Where was I? When we last spoke, I was headed back into the motorcycle realm, where I eventually got to be editor in...

Phillips Introduces New Multi-Weight Oil

Phillips 66’s new combines the multi-viscosity, ashless-dispersant oil pilots are familiar with (as Phillips X/C) with the Lycoming LW-16702 additive. Previously, only Shell...

Honeywell Buys TruTrak

Honeywell announced at Oshkosh that it has purchased TruTrak Flight Systems, an innovator in Experimental-class autopilots that recently added applications in the certified world....

Rutan Honored at AirVenture

There are arguably no more innovative and iconic aircraft than those designed by Burt Rutan. From the VariViggen and VariEze to the Long-EZ and...
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Video: Paul Dye’s SubSonex at Oshkosh

I had a chance to de-brief editor at large Paul Dye about his flight from the Reno area to Oshkosh. Check out this video...

Sensenich Introduces New Experimental Props

Sensenich has had good success with its series of hollow-core, ground-adjustable composite propellers so it has introduced three new propellers for Continental and Lycoming...
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Lycoming EIS at Oshkosh

We talked with Aaron Spotts about the new Lycoming Electronic Ignition System.

Lycoming Introduces Electronic Ignition

Lycoming debuted a new electronic ignition meant to be a bolt-on replacement for conventional magnetos. Dubbed the Electronic Ignition System (EIS), the devices have...

Morning in Oshkosh

I had a reason to be on the field crazy early today. And I wish I'd had this reason sooner. Arriving to the field around...