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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.

Two Weeks to Taxi

Welcome to the first of what we expect to be many web-based updates on KITPLANES big project for the year, the construction of a...

KITPLANES’ New Airplane: The 18-Day Sportsman 2+2.

Welcome to the first of what we expect to be many web-based updates on KITPLANES big project for the year, the construction of a GlaStar Sportsman 2+2, N30KP, that will be both a traveling tool for the staff and a testbed for new equipment and technologies in the future. Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook picks up the story: …

In Case You Missed it

Transitioning into the Backcountry

Two days of training with CFI Paul Leadabrand.

What’s New

Dr. RoTech introduces an engine analyzer for Rotax 912/914 engines, Planemakers offers builder assistance for composite aircraft, and Ameritech distributes Electroair ignition systems.

Contributors

   Steve EllsAnd so we welcome another one from the “dark side” of general aviation,...

Top Overhaul

Gray oil is good, but what about black oil that looks like tar?