The website

This website has been created with the intention to share the passion for aerospace engineering and aircraft flying. It merges engineering analysis with broader operational aspects.  The use of tedious mathematical derivations is generally avoided to make reading more comfortable. Essential equations are added to the mix if required to enhance understanding. Often it is not the equation itself that should be remembered, but the message it holds.

The author:

Andreas Horn

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Andreas is a pilot, flight instructor and aerospace engineer with industry experience in airline operation, flight crew training, avionics design and aircraft certification.

Pilot qualifications:

- EASA CPL(A)/IR, ATPL Theory

- A320 F/O, SEP/IR, Aerobatic, FI(A) SE SP IR

- Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (TKI)

Engineering qualifications:

- MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design, specializing in avionics, Cranfield University

- BSc Electrical Engineering, Bern University of applied sciences

- Swiss Federal Diploma as Electronic technician, specializing in military air-defence RADAR systems

- Several years of industry experience as EASA Part 21 avionics engineer

Highly familiar with the following topics and industry standards:

- Guidance/Navigation/Control (GNC)

- Surveillance

- Communication

- Aircraft certification (EASA Part 21, CS-23/25)

- Safety assessment (SAE ARP 4761)

- Aircraft operation (ICAO PANS-OPS, EU-OPS, SERA)


Andreas has been awarded the title "Vice Swiss Champion of Electronic technicians" in 2006 and is an associate member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.