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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.

Around the Patch

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Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook offers an explanation of how the annual Aircraft Buyer's Guides are assembled, and his attempts to enhance the usefulness and relevance of the information provided.

Around the Patch

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The FAAs John Hickey and Frank Paskiewicz got an earful at the AirVenture forum assembled to illuminate proposed changes to the 51% rule. Although some of the comments ran far afield, many more homebuilders posed thoughtful and challenging questions in an effort to help them understand where they stand with regard to the new regulations; by Marc Cook.

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Eventually even the best company founders want to retire, and Dick VanGrunsven of Vans Aircraft is no exception. Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the succession plan and why the future continues to look bright for this Pacific Northwest luminary.

VedaloHD Sunglasses

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Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook and Bob Fritz give two thumbs up to two different models of these Italian-made beauties.

Oshkosh: 2008 Goes Into the Books Exceeding Expectations

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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