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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.

ATS E5A Cable Tester

How to know if your ignition cables are good.

ICYMI: Zenith’s Homecoming In Virtual Walkthrough Form

Zenith Aircraft held its annual homecoming last weekend, and among the interesting stories is this innovative virtual "walkthrough" of the facilities, as well as...

AirVenture 2021: Surprise, No Surprise

Editor's log.

uAvionix AV-30 Adds Capabilities

Now with traffic and Wi-Fi!
Dave Martin

Dave Martin 1938–2021

What we are today was set in motion by Dave more than three decades ago.

Meeting the Kitfox Aircraft Family

Kitfox Aircraft's John McBean takes us on a tour of the Kitfox family at AirVenture 2021. While they may look similar, the three core...

Four is the New Three

You couldn’t walk AirVenture 2021 without noticing the semi proliferation of four-blade propellers. Maybe Hartzell’s custodial staff accidentally turned on the blade-making machine when...

AirVenture 2021 Wraps Up

Marc and Tom closing out the Kitplanes coverage of AirVenture 2021 on a beautiful, sunny day.

FlightView EFIS from Falken Avionics

Watch as Steve Sokol of Falken Avionics demonstrates the FlightView EFIS which runs on an iPad with a cooling mount. The system is modular...

uAvionix AV 30 and AV Link Update

Ryan Braun shows off the AV 30 and AV Link wireless adapter. uAvionix also announced integration with TruTrak autopilots.

In Case You Missed it

Editor’s Log

Have you asked why?


Timing MagnetosDave Prizio's article on external timing of magnetos (October 2013) provides a very...

Ask the DAR

Converting heavy ultralights to ELSA, ELSA maintenance requirements.

Props and Ignition Systems

Props and ignition systems.