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Kevin Horton learned to fly in a J-3 Cub way too many years ago then flew S-2 Trackers in the Canadian military. He spent a year at test pilot school in France and has worked full time as a test pilot for over 25 years. In his spare time he flies the RV-8 he built.

Determining Engine Power

Its easier than you think. By Kevin Horton.

Sam LS

Retro look for fun flying.

Flight Testing: Static System Error – Theory and Practice, Part 2

In Part 2 of the series, Kevin Horton shows you how to gather and interpret flight-test data to identify static system error (spreadsheets included).

Flight Testing: Static System Error, Theory and Practice

Flight testing requires precise airspeed calibration and measurement. A less-than-optimal pitot-static system can compromise those numbers. Heres how to troubleshoot the problem.

Flight Testing: Finding TAS from GPS Data

Math works! Kevin Horton shows you how to use GPS data to calculate true airspeed.

In Case You Missed it

Archive: August 1989

We called it “Pulsar With a Purpose,” on our August 1989 cover, and it...

FOFUS—Fail Operational/Fail Safe

Good design is not necessarily about how many levels of redundancy you have.

Home Shop Machinist

The vise squad.

What Shape is Your Documentation In?

How to fix it from the beginning.