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Marc Cook

Marc Cook
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.

Forward by Degrees

I’ve ridden the early adopter bus before—found the seats uncomfortable, the ride jarring and the destination available only after many inconvenient stops. So it...

DeltaHawk Receives FAA Certification

The long-awaited DeltaHawk engine has received FAA certification in its 180-hp form. According to the company, “The 180 hp DHK180 is the first of...

A Whole New Sun ’n Fun

It’s not fair to call last year’s Sun ’n Fun a dud. It had, after all, come back from a COVID-related interruption in 2020...

Phase Shift

A new form of Phase I testing is available.

Beware the Scammer

We don’t talk about scams a lot in Experimental aviation. Yes, there were probably a few companies in our realm we might have accused...

Zenith Aircraft Model and Factory Update from Sun ‘n Fun

We catch up with Zenith Aircraft's Sebastien Heintz on the company's plans for the year and a bit of a recap of the previous...

Meet the Aeropup USA Lightweight LSA Bushplane

At Sun 'n Fun 2023, we checked in with Don Fielden, who is bringing in the Australian-created Aeropup. With a base kit price of...

CubCrafters Unveils the New Carbon Cub UL

One of the most long lived LSA designs is CubCrafters' Carbon Cub. From the outset, it has been a light, well-powered design and now,...

What’s Happening at uAvionix for Sun ‘n Fun 2023?

Shane Woodson breaks down where uAvionix is with the development of the AV-30 and its other avionics/lighting products in this video from Sun 'n...

Chip Erwin On the Aeromarine Four-Stroke LSA Engine

We caught up with Chip Erwin at Sun 'n Fun 2023 to talk about the V-twin Aeromarine engine, a modified powersports four-stroke, fuel-injected engine...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

The author reviews the Kappa KP-5 LSA, imported by Kappa Aircraft from the Czech Republic. This is a conventional, low-wing, trigear configuration airplane, with a staggered seating arrangement that allows more room for each occupant, while keeping the cockpit narrow. The KP-5 is powered by a 100-horsepower Rotax 912 ULS engine and a Woodcomp three-blade prop, and has a useful load of 583 pounds. Full-power airspeed is stated as 138 mph. Avionics equipment includes a Dynon EFIS and engine monitor, Garmin GPSMAP 496 and Garmin transponder.


That Guy Ive heard about him since I first started flying....

Archive: November 1989

The airplane on our November 1989 cover was not some kind of Cessna 336...

The Dawn Patrol

Sharon’s Combine Service part II—the repair. Dick Starks.