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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.

Phillips Introduces New Multi-Weight Oil

Phillips 66’s new combines the multi-viscosity, ashless-dispersant oil pilots are familiar with (as Phillips X/C) with the Lycoming LW-16702 additive. Previously, only Shell...

Honeywell Buys TruTrak

Honeywell announced at Oshkosh that it has purchased TruTrak Flight Systems, an innovator in Experimental-class autopilots that recently added applications in the certified world....

Rutan Honored at AirVenture

There are arguably no more innovative and iconic aircraft than those designed by Burt Rutan. From the VariViggen and VariEze to the Long-EZ and...
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Video: Paul Dye’s SubSonex at Oshkosh

I had a chance to de-brief editor at large Paul Dye about his flight from the Reno area to Oshkosh. Check out this video...

Sensenich Introduces New Experimental Props

Sensenich has had good success with its series of hollow-core, ground-adjustable composite propellers so it has introduced three new propellers for Continental and Lycoming...
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Lycoming EIS at Oshkosh

We talked with Aaron Spotts about the new Lycoming Electronic Ignition System.

Lycoming Introduces Electronic Ignition

Lycoming debuted a new electronic ignition meant to be a bolt-on replacement for conventional magnetos. Dubbed the Electronic Ignition System (EIS), the devices have...

Morning in Oshkosh

I had a reason to be on the field crazy early today. And I wish I'd had this reason sooner. Arriving to the field around...

Garmin Adds IFR-Approved GPS/COMM

Garmin has filled out its lineup of modern panel-mount, IFR-approved GPS units with the GNC 355, which combines an approach-capable GPS with a comm...

uAvionix Developing Diversity ADS-B Device

Called the skyBeacon X, the unit will employ dual antennas—hence the diversity name—with one facing down and one facing upward.

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Almost from the beginning of aviation, the idea of a plane you could drive/car you could fly has captured both the popular imagination and the hearts of some dedicated experimentalists. The dream remains alive, and realization, the author says, is fettered only by the lack of willing investors; by Murry L. Rozansky.

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A brass block makes it easy.

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