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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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Marc Cook is a veteran special-interest journalist who started as a staffer at AOPA Pilot in the late 1980s. Marc has built two airplanes, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Aviation Sportsman, and now owns a 180-hp, steam-gauge-adjacent GlaStar based in western Oregon. Marc has 5000 hours spread over 200-plus types and four decades of flying.

Kitfox Super Sport Series 7

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Marc Cook flies the capable ready-to-fly Kitfox Super Sport Series 7 SLSA, and spotlights owners John and Debra McBean’s deft handling of the company in a crowded market and rocky economy.

Around the Patch

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Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook takes a moment to put lifes challenges in perspective as Senior Editor Bob Fritz enters the fight of his life with his characteristic positive attitude.

Product Review: Wicks Adel Clamp Pliers

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No hangar assistants or third hand to wrangle those tricky wiring or tubing installations using Adel clamps? Wicks has come up with the perfect kit to help. By Marc Cook.

JPI Announces New “Flat-Panel” Engine Monitor

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JP Instruments has just introduced the new EDM-730/830 engine monitor, which can be bought as an LCD screen upgrade for an existing 700/800 series...

Product Review: Garmin GMA 240

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Garmins latest com offering is a streamlined audio panel/intercom that doesn't do everything, but what it does-nav/com, music, muting and pilot isolate-it does exceptionally well. By Marc Cook.

Around the Patch

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Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook looks closely the TSAs proposed badging plan for GA aircraft, which was buried in the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP). Also, is there a chance for a Superior Air Parts revival?

Company Profile: Kitfox

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Kitplanes editor Marc Cook profiles Kitfox during a visit to the company's Homedale, Idaho, headquarters.

Cessna 162 SkyCatcher Update

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Marc Cook talks with Neal Willford, Cessna Aircraft's project engineer on the 162 SkyCatcher. Neal was kind enough to share the inside scoop on the SkyCatcher's journey to market.

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2009: LSA Engine Survey

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For an overview of the three top choices in the light sport segment, Marc Cook visits Rotax, Jabiru, and Continental on the grounds of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.

MGL Infinity Singles

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MGL Avionics/Stratomaster has cut a nice swath through the EFIS and discrete-electronic-instrument world. The company’s ALT-1, from its Infinity Singles line, makes a good, low-cost backup altimeter with a surprising list of features. By Marc Cook.

In Case You Missed it

Viewfinder

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Marc Cook spends a few days helping perform the annual on a friends RV-7A, and finds it much easier than doing his own.

Big Screen EFIS 2022 Buyer’s Guide

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There are plenty of display options at all price points.

Light Stuff

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Cub look-alikes have been popular for years, and CubCrafters Sport Cub S2 SLSA holds its own against the competition. By Dave Martin.

Take a Ride In a Thorp T-18

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Join Phil Mandel for a walkaround description and a brief flight in his Thorp...