The Board of Directors of AVSIM and our global staff are pleased to welcome back Doug Horton as Contributing Editor. Doug became hooked on flight simulation in 1990 and he wrote reviews for Avsim in our early days. Our hobby led him to achieve private pilot certification in 2000, an instrument rating a few months later, and he’s been writing exclusively for flight simulation magazines since then. Doug is returning to Avsim, where he will focus initially on writing reviews about hardware for flight simulation, from computer components to displays and other accessories; an area of reviews that we definitely want to increase our tempo with, and one that we are confident that Doug can deliver.
A little bit of Doug's background; after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Doug became a nuclear submarine officer, where he believes he spent about 10,000 hours underwater. After 25 years combined active and reserve service, he’s a retired Navy Captain, and subsequently, he’s served as a corporate executive, consulting engineer, and professional speaker on engineering topics. Doug holds graduate degrees in engineering and business, and he currently flies a nicely equipped Cessna 182S with several co-owners, based at Chicago Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR). With a few add-on gauges and control panel modifications, Doug simulates flying the same airplane in FSX. You’ve likely seen and met him at several Avsim conventions, including the most recent in Wichita. From all of us at AVSIM, we’re glad to say, “Welcome back Doug!”