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Marc Cook

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.

uAvionix AV 30 and AV Link Update

Ryan Braun shows off the AV 30 and AV Link wireless adapter. uAvionix also announced integration with TruTrak autopilots.

TCW Technologies AirVenture 2021 Update

Bob Newman from TCW Technologies shows us the TCW integrated battery backup system.

AeroLEDS New Equinox LED Landing and Taxi Light

Ryan Edmark from AeroLEDS demonstrates the Equinox LED landing and taxi light.

Thursday Preview – The Storm Blew Through

After the storm! Marc and Tom are happy to see no flipped airplanes. Bubblewrap everywhere.

AirVenture Spared

As powerful thunderstorms rolled through Oshkosh last night, campers on the field readied for a wet and wild night, and those staying dry in...

AirVenture 2021 Day 3 Recap

Tom Wilson and Marc Cook recap the day in the hot rental car. There's talk about the new fuel slated to replace 100LL, a...

Dynon AirVenture 2021 Update

Dynon's Michael Schofield walks us through the product updates at AirVenture 2021.

AirVenture 2021 Day 1 Recap

Marc Cook and Tom Wilson recap day 1 of AirVenture 2021 as they sit in the rental car waiting for the rain showers to...

Van’s Sneak Peek at the RV-15

Van’s president and CTO Rian Johnson reveals a little about the upcoming RV-15, a high-wing, backcountry-capable airplane set to debut next year.

Van’s Aircraft Teases Next Design

Van’s Aircraft teased the very broad outlines of the RV-15, a much rumored, next-generation RV kit aircraft.

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Aero ‘lectrics

Multiple meters.

Custom Fluid Lines

Doing it yourself–with professional help.

The Luxury Tool

Safe-T-Cable is an expensive alternative to safety wire, but worth it!

2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

Choices have never been better or more plentiful. By Tom Wilson and Patrick Panzera.