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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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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 Virtue of Simple

I had all the best intentions. When I bought my GlaStar, I had hoped to keep some of its very simple nature intact, but...

2023 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

Welcome back to our annual extravaganza that is our directory of homebuilt aircraft. As with anything, our presentation of the kits and plans available...

Mods and Ends

One of the most desirable and intrinsic benefits of building your own airplane under the Experimental/Amateur-Built rules is the ability to deviate from the...

A Very Special Oshkosh

This year’s AirVenture set records for attendance, so says EAA. I learned this after the show, but I could have predicted the press release...

GAMI G100UL Approval and Next Steps

It’s been a week since the FAA finally signed a significantly broadened STC allowing the use of GAMI’s G100UL unleaded avgas in virtually every...

AirVenture Posts Record Attendance

Everyone assumed that 2021, the first year back from a pandemic-canceled event in 2020, would be the high-water mark for AirVenture, but that’s not...
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Continental Increases R&D Budget, Plans to Reduce Lead Times

KITPLANES caught up with Continental Aerospace Technologies' CEO Karen Hong at AirVenture 2022. She told us that the company has increased its R&D budget...
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Murphy Aircraft Shows Updated Models at AirVenture

Newly resuscitated Murphy Aircraft made a splash at AirVenture 2022 with a new Radical homebuilt as well as a partially completed Moose on tricycle...
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PS Engineering Introduces PMA450C Audio Panel

We checked in with PS Engineering's Mark Scheuer for a quick tour of the new PMA450C audio panel. It's been redesigned to be less...

Shady Doings

The high-wing-versus-low-wing argument will rage as long as we have airplanes. (Only to be beaten by the biplane builders who say they have both.)...

In Case You Missed it

Flight Review: Buena Venterra

What kind of performance can you get from a turbocharged Rotax 914 engine on the nose of a RANS S-19 airframe? Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook finds out.

Hatz CB-1 Classic

It took 10 years for Hansueli and Samuel Gautschi to complete the ultimate do-it-yourself project, and the result is an absolute gem. By Ernst Bickmeier.

Smart Transponders

The Experimental market gets few breaks when it comes to transponder and ADS-B requirements.

Living With RVs

For the last 20 plus years any person who’s thought of building their own...