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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.

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...

Marc's Sportsman: The Second “Annual” Begins

I snuck out to the hangar in late February to make a simple modification to my Glastar Sportsman and inadvertently began the annual condition...

The $30,000 RV-9A

Two builders helped each other build RV-9As, each employing significantly different outlays of cash. The results are impressive in both cases, but for different reasons. They help us ponder the question as we build: “What is something worth?” By Marc Cook.

The $30,000 RV-9A

Two builders helped each other build RV-9As, each employing significantly different outlays of cash. The results are impressive in both cases, but for different reasons. They help us ponder the question as we build: What is something worth? By Marc Cook.

PS Engineering PMA9000EX

After a quick and easy installation, PS Engineerings new PMA9000EX audio panel is test-flown by Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook in his Glastar Sportsman.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the potential impact of changes to the FAAs 51% rule, which are the result of increasingly complex aircraft being constructed with the aid of builder-assistance programs.

In Case You Missed it

Rear Cockpit

Old airplanes, new pilots.

Contributors

Susan Brunner Susan Brunner was nosing around her local airport one day when she started...

Electronic Ignitions

Electronic ignitions can offer benefits over the standard magnetos, including lower maintenance and better fuel economy.

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 2.