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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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.

Garmin, Dynon Announce Virtual AirVenture Events

With the cancellation of AirVenture this year, companies are stepping up to provide customers and prospects with a way to connect through “educational webinars...

American Legend Aircraft Introduces “Mother of All Cubs”

American Legend Aircraft has developed an “extreme” version of its popular experimental/amateur-built Cub it’s calling the MOAC, for “Mother of all Cubs.” Boasting more...

Watch this SPOT

A funny thing happened on the way to the coast. I’ve been flying with the Garmin GNX 375 GPS/transponder for a few months now....

A Hole Where an Airshow Should Be

EAA’s decision to cancel AirVenture 2020 as a precaution against the coronavirus has created a tremendous ripple effect. Not only are your travel and...

Glasair Aviation Takes “COVID Pause”

Announcing a “proactive business strategy,” Glasair Aviation, maker of the Sportsman Experimental, says it is furloughing its production and builder-assist staff while retaining a...

A Lesson in Control(s)

This is a story of a simple thing overlooked. It involves a basic concept of aircraft construction and maintenance that I have shared with...

The Value of Heeding Directions

As builders, we are generally good at doing the research: reading directions, poring over plans and diagrams and generally trying to figure stuff out...

Bearhawk 5: An Interview With Mark Goldberg

We interview Bearhawk's Mark Goldberg to find out how the newest six-seat model - Bearhawk 5 came to be.

Product Review: Garmin GI 275 EFIS

This full-featured, full-priced certified EFIS is impressive but might not be ideal for homebuilts.

17 Kits For Under $25K

Building economically can be done, but you’re going to be part of the cost savings.

In Case You Missed it

The Creative Homebuilder

Make your own pull tester.

Teaching Helpers How to Rivet

What works for you may not work for them. By Philip Clifton.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Risky Business

Hot doggin. By Sid Mayeux.