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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.

New EFISes Star at Sun 'n Fun

Several new EFIS models and upgrades have been introduced at the show today.Advanced Flight Advanced deck EFISFor fans of the EFIS, the talk of...

KITPLANES On Site At Sun 'n Fun

Heavy rains over the last two days have left the Lakeland airport a mud-sodden mess. Early impressions are that the show traffic will ramp...

KITPLANES Staff Out the Door, Lakeland Bound

If you get our voicemail or email auto-responder starting, oh...about...now, it's because the KITPLANES staff and contributors are making their way from wherever they...

News: Australian Stimulus Package—Jabiru Engines On Sale

As the car ads say, "for a limited time only..." Jabiru's U.S. importers have announced that the 2200 and 3300 engines are being offered...

News: Cheap(er) Cubs for Sun 'n Fun

American Legend Aircraft has just announced special pricing for both its ready-to-fly Light Sport aircraft and the kitbuilt Texas Sport Cub. The airplanes are...

Marc's Sportsman: Fun and Games With Pitot and Static

Every two years, as regular as rain on Saturday in Seattle, we're supposed to test the pitot-static system and confirm that the transponder and...

News: Lancair Continues Flight Testing Its Evolution, Releases Prelim Performance Stats

Lancair continues to put hours (and now four flights) on its Evolution turboprop in the run up to Sun 'n Fun. According to the...

New Products: Garmin Introduces GPSMAP495

Two weeks before Sun 'n Fun, Garmin has introduced a new model to its portable GPS lineup, the GPSMAP495. While rumors have been circulating...

Marc’s Sportsman: The Annual, Exhausted Already

One thing I knew would happen this annual: The pesky, albeit very small, exhaust leak that I found at the last oil change would...

Video: Lancair Evolution Makes First Flight

Lancair International sent us this video of the first flight of the turboprop Evolution, which took place on Friday, March 21. Well-known test pilot...

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