Hornbeck took his first flight lesson at the age of 37 after years of building and flying radio control aircraft. He was owned a Cessna Cardinal, Baby Lakes Biplane, and now a RV3 & RV6. His RV6 was built by team member Danny Kight. He has accumulated 700 hours of flight experience. Hornbeck is custom home builder and loves to build any and everything. He is currently building a Lazer Z-2300. John lives in Anderson, SC with his wife and three children.