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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.

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.

Garmin Updates G5 And G3X Touch

Garmin has added features to the G5 and G3X Touch EFISs ahead of next week’s Oshkosh. New configurations of the G3X Touch for experimental...

Aspen Announces VFR Version Of Evolution E5

The Aspen Evolution E5 meant to be installed with a conventional set of nav/comm radios.

Horten HX-2 Flying Wing To Make U.S. Debut At Oshkosh

You can’t leave all the unusual aircraft to Burt Rutan.

CubCrafters Opens New Completion Center

CubCrafters is building out its house. Because a good portion of the 100 aircraft the Yakima, Washington-based manufacturer plans to build in 2019 are...

Fire Damages Belite Factory

A devastating fire broke out at the manufacturing facility for Belite Aircraft late last week.

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Panel upgrades.