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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.

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uAvionix AV-30

A compact standalone EFIS at an affordable price.
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CarbonCub NX Flight Review

KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook flies the powerful but easy-flying NXCub with CubCrafters' Brad Damm.
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CarbonCub NX Walkaround

Follow along with CubCrafters' Brad Damm to learn about the details and design considerations of the new nosewheel-equipped NXCub.

Tri-Power!

Can CubCrafters make the tri-gear bush airplane a thing?

With a Little Help From Your Friends

In a world where a COVID-19 forces us inside and further emphasizes virtual relationships—with work, with school and with friends—it’s probably no surprise that...

Garmin aera 760

A capable bigger-screen portable GPS edges into tablet territory. Is it better?

Sportsman in Transition

A closer look at the “Version 1.5” Sportsman.

Radical Reconstruction

There are no halfway measures to describe what has transpired at Glasair Aviation from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to the events preceding...
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Long EZ Walkaround

Long-EZ builder Mike Sabourin provides a narrated walk-around of his award-winning airplane.

In Case You Missed it

Flight Testing

Personnel roles, emergency contingencies, communications-there are many moving parts involved in the first flight of a homebuilt. Paul Dye catalogs them and offers a sample flight plan that worked for him.

Maintenance Matters

Recapped tires-save money without sacrificing quality.

Down To Earth

When the engine coughs (or worse), the creative mind gets cranking!

Aero ‘lectrics

Touch (the go-bag) and go.