Aviation Press Comments
Here's what the aviation press says about this book:
"This book covers all the bases. The prospective homebuilder who decides on a project after reading Choosing Your Homebuilt will have made a well-educated decision in a highly technical arena, not an emotional excursion into an obscure niche of aviation."
--Dave Martin, Editor, Kitplanes magazine
"Building your own plane is a journey of a thousand miles, so you want to be sure about your first steps. Choosing Your Homebuilt is the resource with all the answers to get you started on the right foot and eliminate the surprises down the road."
--Steve Werner, Editor/Publisher, Plane & Pilot magazine
"Choosing Your Homebuilt by Kenneth Armstrong is a most comprehensive reference manual that is packed full of the kind of information sought after by most ambitious sport aviation enthusiasts. This book fills a void in the amateur-built aircraft community. It should become a cherished addition to the aviation library shelves of lightplane pilots around the world. Congratulations to the author for a job well done."
--Bill Peppler, General Manager, Canadian Owners & Pilots Association
About the Author
The Royal Canadian Air Force introduced Ken Armstrong to piloting, where he first served as a multi-engine instructor and then flew operationally with 10 Tactical Air Group. Pioneering helicopter operations and carrying VIPs such as Premier Kosygin of the USSR and Princess Anne of the UK's Royal Family have been opposite ends of a broad based aviation spectrum.
With more than 6500 hours of rotary wing experience, he pioneered crop spraying with an experimental helicopter in Canada by spraying hundreds of acres of crops in Victoria with an amateur-built RotorWay Exec.
Armstrong is a director of the Recreational Aircraft Association of Canada and primary regional inspector of amateur-built aircraft for Canada's western area. He also serves as an observer for the Aviation Safety Board, working with the CASB during accident investigations involving experimental aircraft in the Pacific Region.
He has also been a Cessna sales manager and chief pilot of various aviation organizations.
Armstrong's amateur-built aircraft have included two BD-4's, a Baby Great Lakes, a Volksplane, a Yodel D 11 and the sponsoring of a Schoolflight Project Sonerai II LTS.
He has been published in Kitplanes, Plane & Pilot, Canadian Aviation, In Flight, Sport Pilot, Hot Kits & Homebuilts, Canadian General Aviation News, and Canadian Homebuilt Aviation News.
His flying credentials include Single/Multi-Engine Land and Sea, Instructor, Instrument, and over 150 types flown during 11,000 flight hours on three international licenses.