Gulfstream Aerospace’s Thomas Horne has been inducted as a fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Horne currently serves as the director of flight operations test for Gulfstream (Booth 256, Static SD41). Horne joined the company as an experimental test pilot for the GV program and then became a project pilot for the PlaneView G550 flight deck. Horne was also a test pilot on the first flights of Gulfstream’s G550 and G650.
Prior to joining Gulfstream, Horne was a flight test engineer and F-16 fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Horne tested envelope expansion, avionics development, and weapons development for the fighter jet. Before retiring from the Air Force in 1997, Horne served as a flight test squadron commander and test operations group commander.
Three Gulfstream pilots have previously been inducted into the Society of Experimental Test Pilots: Gary Freeman, Kevin Prosser, and Harold Gaston.