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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.

CarbonCub NX Flight Review

KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook flies the powerful but easy-flying NXCub with CubCrafters' Brad Damm.

CarbonCub NX Walkaround

Follow along with CubCrafters' Brad Damm to learn about the details and design considerations of the new nosewheel-equipped NXCub.


Can CubCrafters make the tri-gear bush airplane a thing?

With a Little Help From Your Friends

In a world where a COVID-19 forces us inside and further emphasizes virtual relationships—with work, with school and with friends—it’s probably no surprise that...

Garmin aera 760

A capable bigger-screen portable GPS edges into tablet territory. Is it better?

Sportsman in Transition

A closer look at the “Version 1.5” Sportsman.

Radical Reconstruction

There are no halfway measures to describe what has transpired at Glasair Aviation from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to the events preceding...

Long EZ Walkaround

Long-EZ builder Mike Sabourin provides a narrated walk-around of his award-winning airplane.

Van’s Introduces New IO-390 Variant for RV-14, Plus Updates to RV-10...

A more powerful, lighter-weight variant of the angle-valve IO-390 has become available for the two-seat RV-14/A. Called the IO-390-EXP119, the engine is rated at...

Many Garmin Web Services Down (UPDATED)

Update: On Monday, July 27, Garmin had a formal announcement on the system outages. Garmin Ltd. today announced it was the victim of a cyber...

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A One-Finger Hand

By William Rynone, Ph.D., P.E.

Give Me a Brake

When his Zenith CH 701 wouldn't stay put during runup and tended to roll on an incline, builder Chuck Deiterich came up with a do-it-yourself solution.

Ask the DAR

Combining parts from multiple kits, N-numbers, using an amphibian for land-only training.

Ask the DAR

Night VFR in an ELSA, flying from the right seat, ELSA certification for an original design.