A lifelong student of aviation, LeRoy Cook is an experienced pilot and instructor who’s been flying and teaching since the early 1960s. He holds ATP certification for single- and multi-engine airplanes and commercial certification for gliders and seaplanes. His Gold Seal flight instructor’s certificate has ratings for single-engine and multi-engine airplanes, instrument (airplane) and glider. Cook is the author of over 1,700 magazine articles and has written or co-authored four aviation books. He wrote the “CFI” column in Private Pilot magazine for 34 years and was the editor of Twin & Turbine magazine from 2012 to 2016.