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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-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.

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Oshkosh: 2008 Goes Into the Books Exceeding Expectations

Finally home in California, there's time for me to take a quick look back on this year's Oshkosh. The highlights included the fact that it wasn't a bust, economically. Pre-show scuttlebutt suggested that it would be lightly attended on the premise that the economy is suffering and high fuel prices are keeping pilots flying less than they'd like. (For me, it was scheduling and cost that put me on an airliner to and from CA.…

Oshkosh: 2008 Goes Into the Books Exceeding Expectations

Finally home in California, there's time for me to take a quick look back on this year's Oshkosh. The highlights included the fact that...

Continental News: Cool Stuff Now, Lots More To Come

In the Continental tent, back behind the vinyl wall separating the unwashed masses from the journalistic elite-thats a joke; we were just as hot and smelly-Teledyne Continental Motors new CEO Rhett Ross gave a brief update of the company's recent past and a look ahead. In the last nine months, Ross has overseen a comprehensive shuffling of major management positions, including chief engineer. Initiatives to improve customer service, which I understand has been criticized in…

Continental News: Cool Stuff Now, Lots More To Come

In the Continental tent, back behind the vinyl wall separating the unwashed masses from the journalistic elite—that’s a joke; we were just as hot...

Dynon Unveils Next-Generation EFIS

Without a formal press conference, Dynon Avionics showed prototypes of its next-generation (and as yet unnamed) EFIS at Oshkosh. Set to debut in the...

Dynon Unveils Next-Generation EFIS

Without a formal press conference, Dynon Avionics showed prototypes of its next-generation (and as yet unnamed) EFIS at Oshkosh. Set to debut in the first quarter of 2009, the systems, one with a 10-inch screen and the other with a 7-inch display, break new ground for the company.For one, the new displays include synthetic vision with terrain awareness in a new split-screen format that can be configured as a full-screen attitude instrument, a top-down moving…

Aerotronics Builds Garmin G900X Panel for Velocity

Aerotronics has been selected to build a prototype panel for Velocity's XL aircraft. According to Velocity's Scott Baker, “We are very excited about having the ability to modernize our aircraft, for now, the G900 will be available for the XL but expansion to other models is being considered.”“We are happy to see Garmin expanding the capabilities list for the G900 and we are eager to begin working with the Velocity factory to create a design…

Aertronics Builds Garmin G900X Panel for Velocity

Aerotronics has been selected to build a prototype panel for Velocity's XL aircraft. According to Velocity's Scott Baker, “We are very excited about having...

Lycoming Introduces New Engine Models, Electronic Engine Controls

Lycoming's 10 a.m. press conference today centered on several new projects for the manufacturer. Of note for Experimental fans are two things: Fully electronic...

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