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Kevin Horton

Kevin Horton
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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

Down to Earth

Many homebuilders understand their kits as just a starting point for their own preferred modifications.

Heat Shields Up!

Protecting your cowling from excess heat.

Building Again

A plans resurgence? By Chad Jensen.

Down to Earth

Music to a mothers ears. Amy Laboda preps the family Kitfox for her older daughters primary training.