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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.

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...

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.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Increasing gross weight, adding IFR to operating limitations, transponder requirements.

Folding Portable GPS Mount

By Jim Fleischman.

Wind Tunnel

The way lift is distributed along a wing's span affects both the structure and its aerodynamics.

Unusual Attitude: GPS and Reality

While he admires and uses them, author Norm Ellis laments the lack of user-friendliness in todays GPS units. Editor Marc Cook counters that argument and extols the virtues of GPSes, complications or no, and their value in the cockpit.