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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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Marc Cook is a veteran special-interest journalist who started as a staffer at AOPA Pilot in the late 1980s. Marc has built two airplanes, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Aviation Sportsman, and now owns a 180-hp, steam-gauge-adjacent GlaStar based in western Oregon. Marc has 5000 hours spread over 200-plus types and four decades of flying.

CubCrafters Introduces the Crab Cub

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Development never seems to stop at CubCrafters' Yakima, Washington, HQ. Its latest offering seen here in prototype form on the NX Cub platform is...

Van’s Files Bankruptcy Reorg Plan

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Three key elements stand out in the filing.

Van’s Posts Video Update for March 2024

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Van’s Aircraft posted a video update today on its progress through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Among the high points offered by Greg Hughes...

Going Glass

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The block diagram.

Garmin’s GNS 430 and 530: Not So End of Life?

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When Garmin announced recently that it was "sunsetting" support for the GNS 430 and 530 navigators, aviation let out a little collective gasp. There...

Bearhawk Has a New Owner

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The Bearhawk line of utility kit aircraft is under new ownership as of last month. Virgil Irwin, a Bearhawk 5 builder himself, has taken...

Red Bull Remembers “The Landing”

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One year after Luke Czepiela put a modified Carbon Cub onto a helipad in Dubai, sponsor Red Bull has published a video taking you...

Diesel 2.0?

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For an engine long on the verge of viability but never quite making it over the threshold, the DeltaHawk is looking ever more real....

Reno Replacement Down to Three Sites

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While 2023 signaled the last time championship air racing would take place in Reno, Nevada, the organizing body—Reno Air Racing Association (RARA)—has said it...

Van’s Exceeds Expectations on Kit and Engine Re-Orders

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Van's Aircraft posed a video today updating builders on Chapter 11 progress, which is "on schedule and going smoothly." "We've had an overwhelming response,...

In Case You Missed it

Take a Ride In a Thorp T-18

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Join Phil Mandel for a walkaround description and a brief flight in his Thorp...

Hidden Truths

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There are some things to learn in aviation that seemingly only come with experience.

Firewall Forward: Electrical Systems, Part 2

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Alternators, busses, breakers and fuses form the core of aircraft electrical systems. Here’s what you need to know to install them correctly.

Padded C-Clamps

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Often we have both hands busy holding a part and need two more hands...