Thomas A Horne

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Checkride redux

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 05 12

The 61.58 ride amounts to a repeat of the full, initial type rating checkride, complete with simulated emergencies and procedures that must be flown to the practical tests standards set down for airline transport pilots.

P&E: On instruments

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 05 11

The ILS visual transition

CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

Article | 2015, 05 04

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

Weather Watch

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 04 06

In convective seasons of yore, pilots were advised to check three big weather products for the best preflight advice concerning the location and intensity of any anticipated thunderstorms.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 04 03

In this issue of “Turbine Pilot” we see how an Ohio company, Gorman-Rupp, upgraded and added a 1996 King Air C90B to its flight department.

Embraer’s new Legacy

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 03 11

I’m in a briefing room at Embraer’s final assembly facility at Melbourne International Airport in Florida, eagerly awaiting my flight in the company’s recently certified Legacy 500—the one-time MSJ.

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 03 10

To many instrument-rated pilots, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach rates as the gold standard.

WX Watch: Lessons from Roselawn

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 02 04

Winter’s the time that always brings our attention to the well-known threats posed by icing.

Spartan College makes solar electric trainer deal

Article | 2015, 01 20

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has signed an agreement for 20 delivery positions of a new solar-electric two-seat trainer, the Sun Flyer.

The ultimate King Air

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 01 09

When most general aviation pilots think of the biggest King Air, they’re most apt to name the King Air 350i.