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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.

EAA’s Homebuilders Week Starts Next Week

The EAA, after a successful Homebuilders Week in 2021, will run the program again this year, beginning on January 24. Here's a link to...
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Van’s Aircraft Updates Business Plans for 2022

In a video released on January 16th, Van’s Aircraft President Rian Johnson and VP Greg Hughes discussed several aspects of the company’s business plan...

Cowl Flapped

Invention and experimentation in actual practice (compared to idealized fantasy) don’t usually offer up a straight line from concept to champagne-fueled celebrations of success....

A Spot of Bother

This title phrase can, like so much in our language, be used to convey the truth of the matter, as intended, “a little trouble”...

In Search of the Perfect (Oil) Temperature

One of the many decisions presented during the swap from my old O-320 to the new, more powerful Titan IO-340 in my GlaStar was...

Working With Experience

Part of my job is surprisingly solitary, moving words and photos around from my home office and corresponding with my staff and regular contributors...

CubCrafters’ Jim Richmond Passes

The man who started with the simple idea of refurbishing Piper Cubs and turned that into the immensely successful company building all-new, better-than-the-original utility...

Tempest AA470 Oil Filter Cutter

If you’re doing your own routine maintenance—and if you’re not, why not?—you’re going to need a means to open your canister oil filter after...

Instrument Ergonomics

Sometimes the path of least resistance is only good for the short term. You choose the most expedient course from idea to execution, hoping...

Homebuilt Aircraft Directory 2022

Here we are again with our annual “directory” of homebuilt aircraft that are available as kits, plans or both. The 2022 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory...

In Case You Missed it

Adjustable Jig Posts

An easy way to keep a wood jig in alignment.

Letters

Machining TalkI have enjoyed the series on home machining, and have a question for...

Light Stuff

Dave Martin makes the case for the FAA revisiting its policy on residential airparks so that they can remain a vital home location and useful national resource.

Engine Beat

A step-by-step guide to doing maintenance on a Slick magneto. By Steve Ells.