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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.

Do ADs Apply to Homebuilts? (Part 236)

Last month Kerry Fores’ provocatively titled column, “No One Is Watching” (Building Time, March 2023), resulted in comments from readers who latched onto one...

Van’s Update on RV-15 Development

During the EAA’s Homebuilder’s Week series of seminars, Van’s Aircraft offered an update on the high-wing RV-15’s development, which has been fairly quiet since...

Sun ‘n Fun’s Gene Conrad: Show Update Video

New Sun 'n Fun CEO Gene Conrad offers a couple of quick updates regarding the springtime show in this video. Something we're especially happy...

Take the Stress Out of Stud Pulling

There are dozens of threaded studs in a Lycoming (or Lycoming-style) engine, most of which you’ll never have to deal with between overhauls. Sure,...

EAA Homebuilders Week 2023 Starts In Less Than 2 Weeks

After two hugely successful Homebuilders Weeks in 2021 and 2022, EAA will offer the program again in 2023. The events kick off on January...

Matco Purchased by NMG Aerospace

Longtime general-aviation wheel and brake provider Matco Manufacturing has been purchased by NMG Aerospace, a large aerospace design and manufacturing conglomerate that builds parts...

What’s Ahead?

As we close out 2022 (as I am writing this) and reflect on a year that showed both immense promise—people continue to build and...

Economics Buffet the Engine Market

Few disagree that the Experimental/Amateur-Built world revolves around gas-burning piston engines. Of course, the legacy engines have had a significant head start but Rotax...

CubCrafters EX-2 363i

Adding another branch to the Cub family tree.

CubCrafters EX-2 363 Walkaround Review

CubCrafters' Brad Damm details all the differences in the EX-2 with the CC 363i engine. The updated Carbon Cub has more power and less...

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Applying for a Repairman Certificate, importing Experimentals, converting an SLSA Cub to ELSA.

Light Stuff

The state of Oregon has a new law that mandates using ethanol in all auto fuel, potentially affecting thousands of pilots, especially owners of most of todays Light Sport Aircraft powered by the ubiquitous Rotax 912 engine. It may not be too late to take action against similar legislation that could be brewing in your state; by Dave Martin.

Zenith Goes Virtual

Stuck at home? It might just be time to start building the plane of your dreams.

Aero ‘lectrics

When you land your airplane at a fly-in, you want it to look its best while staying safely and securely parked. Making your own coordinated tiedowns, chocks and more is one way to do that.