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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.

Superior Responds to Crankshaft NPRM

Superior Air Parts issued a statement regarding the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on potentially defective crankshafts in some Lycoming engines. This NPRM, which identifies cranks...
uAvionix tailBeacon X

uAvionix tailBeaconX

An all-in-one taillight and Mode S transponder.
Garmin Pilot App version 10

Garmin Updates Pilot App

A seamless transition from tablet to cockpit is the theme of Garmin’s updates to the Pilot app announced today. In particular, the new features...

Do Your Future Self a Favor

Anything you can do during the build, to make your project easier to maintain and upgrade in the future will be worth the few ounces added and hours they’d take now.

How About a Little Prop Talk?

Here’s something new for me. Until my recently acquired GlaStar, I have never owned an airplane without an adjustable propeller. True, the Pulsar XP’s...

It’s the Little Things

Since the first day I flew my GlaStar, the starter has caught, swung the prop to the next compression stroke, where it almost stopped,...

The Lessons We Learn

It wasn’t the call I expected from the ferry pilot. Somewhere on the leg into Bloomington, Illinois, the GlaStar started running strangely. On the...

The Dream Is Alive

I don’t know if you’re like me and read magazines all random and willy-nilly, not necessarily from front to back. But if you are,...

Garmin G5

Garmin figured out that not everyone was in the market for a full G3X EFIS suite. Some homebuilts out there still have six holes...

It’s Time to Start

It’s said you don’t know where to begin until someone shines a light down the dark hallway. Metaphorically, anyway, because it’s hard to build...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

Columnist Dave Martin flies one of the best-selling Special Light Sport Aircraft (factory-built), the Flight Design CTSW. Although he encounters a few surprises, transition training for pilots new to the design would likely alleviate such things.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Learning to Weld

Ken Scott's series on welding closes with an afterword from his mentor, Philip Groelz, who explains why TIG welding is the way to go.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Scale model structural testing.