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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.

Decision Time

The aged Lycoming is done. What’s next?

EAA Homebuilders Week Starts Tomorrow

A full range of webinars focusing on homebuilt aircraft starts tomorrow as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Homebuilders Week. These free webinars do not require...

ABC: Always Be Curious

I’ve spent so much time at the nose of my GlaStar, what with the engine change and all, that I was starting to get...

Engines of Change

It never fails to amaze me, this choice in powerplants for our Experimental aircraft. Here, you’ll find everything from standard “conventional” engines to radical...

Propped Up

After seeing Paul Dye’s thorough review of the Whirl Wind propeller on his RV-8, I admit to a pang of impatience. You see, I’ve...
Deland Sport Aviation Showcase

DeLand Cancels January Show, Resets For Fall

COVID-19 has taken down another regional airshow, as the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, which had already rescheduled from December to January, has made the...

Elements of Evolution

For this month’s cover story on the updated Van’s RV-14A, I not only got to spend a couple of days flying and photographing the...
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Flight Review: Van’s RV-14A with Lycoming IO-390-EXP119 Engine

Van's Aircraft recently began offering a new version of the RV-14 and RV-14A kits with a high-performance Lycoming IO-390 rated at 215 hp. KP...
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Van’s Up-Powered RV-14A Walkaround

What's new with the RV-14A? Van's Greg Hughes walks us through the changes for the '14 and the updates surrounding the Lycoming IO-390-EXP119 engine.

Flight Review: Van’s RV-14A

More power, more better.

In Case You Missed it

Rear Cockpit

Not me!

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the potential impact of changes to the FAAs 51% rule, which are the result of increasingly complex aircraft being constructed with the aid of builder-assistance programs.

The Motivated Builder

Building an airplane ranks right up there as one of the most existential things you can do in your lifetime.

Viewfinder

Marc Cook presents an argument for rewriting LSA weight-limit rules to encourage new design and technology, while improving safety and performance.