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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.
Marc Cook, Tom Hamilton, and Omar Filipovic at AirVenture 2022. Tom Hamilton is the designer of the GlaStar experimental, seen in the background.

You Never Know Who You’ll See at AirVenture

There I was, minding my own business. Web editor Omar Filipovic and I were preparing to leave AirVenture on Friday morning. Omar had gone...

GAMI Update on Unleaded Avgas

GAMI’s George Braly and Tim Roehl updated AirVenture pilots on their rollercoaster ride with the FAA on obtaining an expanded STC for their G100UL...

Van’s RV-15 Update from AirVenture

We checked in with Van's Greg Hughes for an update on the RV-15's launch at AirVenture. Now that the 15 has been poked and...

Advanced Flight Systems Introduces Upgraded EFIS

AFS's Rob Hickman describes what's new in the company AF-6600 large-screen EFIS, which includes a new processor and greatly upgraded screen. The AFS line...

WAT Introduces New Dual-Mode Landing Light

Whelen Aerspace Technologies (WAT) introduced a new dual-mode landing light at AirVenture 2022. Called the Parmetheus Duo, the 12-volt, PAR 36-sized light has both...

Caught in the Act

We’ve been working on the development story of the Van’s RV-15 for many months. Paul Dye and I had what I would call exceptional...

TurbAero Update from AirVenture 2022

KITPLANES checked in with TurbAero's Bernie Breen on the development of the company's 200-hp turbine engine for homebuilts. A partially built Van's RV-7A (renamed...

CubCrafters Goes Public

CubCrafters, privately owned for 40 years, announced at AirVenture that it was applying for qualification to launch an initial public offering “in the coming...

Van’s RV-15 Breaks Cover at AirVenture

Monday morning the Van's RV-15 was brought across the field to take its place in the front of the Van's booth. Naturally, crowds descended...

Joining the Mass Arrival

This morning our web guru, Omar Filipovic, and I made the trek from our overnight stage in Madison to the Big Show in Oshkosh...

In Case You Missed it

Alternative Energies

Experimental Soaring Workshop: This annual gathering of designers and builders of sailplanes, hang gliders and paragliders is an idea festival, and a must-attend event for enthusiasts. By Dean Sigler.

What’s New

Sunbeam light from AeroLEDs, dealer agreement for Titan EXP engines, Snap-on LED Hybrid Light and Pioneer Aircraft’s new wood grip.

Design Process: Planform Shape

Last month we took a look at the effects of span and aspect ratio....


Machining TalkI have enjoyed the series on home machining, and have a question for...