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Because I was INVERTED! Spin training: Pitts S-2B Flight VLOG (+PHOTOS)

The WEIRDEST feeling flight maneuver I’ve ever learned!

I thought I was fairly prepared to handle an accelerated spin – yet upon doing it the first time I froze for a few seconds before I began the correct recovery… Every pilot should seriously consider some form of upset recovery training; even if they don’t want to go insane like I did covering so much more with Luke 🙂

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They are one of the very few flight schools in North America that offer basic and advanced aerobatic training to all levels of pilots! 

Check them out at http://www.harvsair.com/

There are already several episodes from this series available! Including one flying there in the TBM 850! To keep up with where we are at in the series, search “Pitts S2b” and “TBM” here on the site.

Special thanks to Gill, who killed it as my cinematographer in Winnipeg!

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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

My virtual “ride-along” flying videos are aimed and sharing my experiences and giving back to the aviation community which has been so helpful to me. I shoot multi-camera angles, get detailed real time instrument panel shots, and have radio intercom audio. I respect people’s time, so I put a fair bit of work into editing to keep the videos concise and engaging; I add animations and further graphics and voice overs where needed to add context and explanations.

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I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.

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  • You are fortunate to be able to have access to so many different aircraft types and to be able to fly and get new ratings. The aerobatics is something I never tried but your mastering it. Fantastic. Keep moving forward. Look forward to more flying adventures. Forgetting the altinator switch is minor but can lead to bigger mistakes so slow down a tad mentally as you take in new information. Continue to Fly safe.

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