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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.

EAA: New FAA Ruling Eases Burden Of Special Flight Permits

According to the Experimental Aircraft Association, the FAA has “released a policy that will make it easier for some owners of experimental aircraft to...

Bearhawk Introduces 6-Seater

Bearhawk Aircraft, best known for its two- and four-place utility homebuilts, will offer a new, larger model called the Bearhawk 5. According to the...
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Industry Check In With Sonex Aircraft

Sonex's Mark Schaible takes a few minutes to talk about what's happening with the company.

Zenith Aircraft Offers Virtual Demo Flight

With the opportunity for would-be builders of the Zenith kit aircraft scuttled by COVID-19, the company has taken the initiative to “virtualize” several of...

What’s Next for Aviation in America? (Hint: No AirVenture)

Never have I wanted a column of mine to become obsolete, inconsequential, a curious blip in time more than this one. In the 30...

Garmin Introduces Big-Screen aera 760

Garmin today introduced a larger-screen version of its aera navigator. The aera 760 boasts a 7-inch screen, which is 2 inches larger than the current aera...

Experimental Vs. Certified

As I go through our back issues for our Archive page and relive the world of homebuilding in the 1980s (and, by extension, even...
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Zenith Industry Spotlight

With no Sun ’n Fun happening this year, we took the opportunity to catch up with Zenith Aircraft’s Sebastien Heintz.

My New Toy: Rhino Label Maker

I’ve been accused of being interested in building and maintaining airplanes and motorcycles as cover for a bad case of tool want. From the...

Virtually There: Zenith Takes Next Builder Workshop Online

Instead of canceling an upcoming builder workshop, kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft has turned it into a virtual affair. Zenith has been running...

In Case You Missed it

A Cautionary Tail

His Mong Sport was ready to fall apart, but there's no way Jeff Rose could have known it.

Still Aiming High

Dan Parker aims to capture the world altitude record by flying to 31,051 feet in an aircraft he designed and built, and which weighs less than 200 kilograms. We checked in on him to see how things are progressing.

Round-Engine Revival

A visit to Verner Motor in the Czech Republic. By John Christian.

Light Stuff

After studying Experimental aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board developed 16 recommendations. Roy Beisswenger outlines the good, the bad and the still-needed.