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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 30 years. He is a 4500-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.

Notes From the Heartland

No surprise that my first trip back to Oshkosh in years was a funny combination of beginner’s excitement and jaded journalist’s déjà vu. So...

Zenith’s Open House & Homecoming

Zenith Aircraft held its annual open house this weekend (September 20-21) at its home base (the Mexico, Missouri, airport). The event started Friday with...

Day 3 with Charlie Echo

Remember what I said about weather working for or against you?

Day 2 with Charlie Echo

Sometimes the weather works with you and sometimes against you. I had one of those “with you” days Saturday. An early departure from Lewiston...

Day 1 with Charlie Echo

I’m sure there were good used homebuilts closer to me than N531CE, but this 2002 GlaStar is, in many respects, the right airplane for...

Avionics Sector Seeing Continued Growth: AEA

The Aircraft Electronics Association reported figures for the first half of 2019 that show the industry billed more than $1.5 billion, up 14% from...

Round-Trip Flight

Let’s see. Where was I? When we last spoke, I was headed back into the motorcycle realm, where I eventually got to be editor in...

Phillips Introduces New Multi-Weight Oil

Phillips 66’s new combines the multi-viscosity, ashless-dispersant oil pilots are familiar with (as Phillips X/C) with the Lycoming LW-16702 additive. Previously, only Shell...

Honeywell Buys TruTrak

Honeywell announced at Oshkosh that it has purchased TruTrak Flight Systems, an innovator in Experimental-class autopilots that recently added applications in the certified world....

Rutan Honored at AirVenture

There are arguably no more innovative and iconic aircraft than those designed by Burt Rutan. From the VariViggen and VariEze to the Long-EZ and...

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry continues his discussion of operating limitations and Phase I flight-test requirements.

Aero ‘lectrics

Touch (the go-bag) and go.

Build It Better: Understanding Your Risks

Paul Dye discusses risk management, and how you can decrease the chances of having an aviation mishap.

What’s New

ShareZen eases shared plane ownership, and marking wires is made easier by Bogerts tool. Edited by Mary Bernard.