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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.
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Hartzell Propeller Update from Sun ‘n Fun 2022

Hartzell's JJ Frigge offers an update on the company's latest backcountry props as well as a look at what's cooking for the rest of...

Scheme Designers Celebrates 25 Years

Craig Barnett’s crazy idea two and a half decades ago has turned into a long-lasting aviation service. In 1997, when Barnett started offering professional...

GAMI Updates G100UL Unleaded Avgas Approval

Frustration barely below the surface in his presentation, General Aviation Modifications Incorporated’s (GAMI) George Braly recounted efforts to develop 100-octane unleaded fuel at Sun...

Time Machine

This month’s cover story, another in our Buying Used installments—this time covering the Pulsar homebuilt—took me back. It was, of course, my awakening into...

Van’s Releases New Factory Update Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwhtgQOXDkY Van’s Aircraft has released the second of its new video updates, in which company president Rian Johnson and COO Greg Hughes discuss the results...

Trust Your Hunches

I’ve been spending enough time around the GlaStar lately—and taking every moment of good weather here in Oregon to actually fly it—that subtle changes...

Avgas Next Steps

It had to happen. Ever since leaded automotive fuel was phased out in the 1970s, there’s been talk about getting the lead out of...

EAA’s Homebuilders 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....

In Case You Missed it

ELT Enlightenment

I had another subject’s full column in hand for this issue, but when I...

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part I

If you own a Cessna or other certificated airplane, you need to get an...

The Ultimate Upgrade

Could a plane as large, expensive and complicated as the Lancair Evolution be completed by an experienced homebuilder? We have the answer to that intriguing question.