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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.

The Modern RV-10

A well-modded RV-10 points to the state of the art in homebuilt four-placers.

ATS E5A Cable Tester

How to know if your ignition cables are good.

ICYMI: Zenith’s Homecoming In Virtual Walkthrough Form

Zenith Aircraft held its annual homecoming last weekend, and among the interesting stories is this innovative virtual "walkthrough" of the facilities, as well as...

AirVenture 2021: Surprise, No Surprise

Editor's log.

uAvionix AV-30 Adds Capabilities

Now with traffic and Wi-Fi!
Dave Martin

Dave Martin 1938–2021

What we are today was set in motion by Dave more than three decades ago.
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Meeting the Kitfox Aircraft Family

Kitfox Aircraft's John McBean takes us on a tour of the Kitfox family at AirVenture 2021. While they may look similar, the three core...

Four is the New Three

You couldn’t walk AirVenture 2021 without noticing the semi proliferation of four-blade propellers. Maybe Hartzell’s custodial staff accidentally turned on the blade-making machine when...
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AirVenture 2021 Wraps Up

Marc and Tom closing out the Kitplanes coverage of AirVenture 2021 on a beautiful, sunny day.
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FlightView EFIS from Falken Avionics

Watch as Steve Sokol of Falken Avionics demonstrates the FlightView EFIS which runs on an iPad with a cooling mount. The system is modular...

In Case You Missed it

Lancair Love Story

Few homebuilders forget the first airplane they constructed, even if they go on to do others. That was the case with Mike Maxwell, who had pretty much given up on ever seeing his Lancair 235 again. But life is nothing if not full of surprises, and Mike was in for a big one.

The Dawn Patrol

When you're the newbie of the group, you're going to get the tough assignments. But some newbies know how to exact payback (all in good fun, of course).

A Notable Retirement

Chuck Preston is the longest serving employee at KITPLANES.

Rear Cockpit

An inside look.