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Nearly Breaking my Neck Pulling +6 and -3 G’s: Pitts S2B – Competitive Aerobatics – Flight VLOG

 I need to be in better shape to pull G’s like a competitive aerobatic pilot!!

Huge thanks to Harv’s Air for making this happen!
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/

We’ll be making a multi part series covering my training, as well as the IFR flight half way across Canada at 30,000 feet and 300+ knots in the TBM850 with my friend Osama!

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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2017

You can now watch a follow-up episode to the above:

Almost Barfed – 1st Lesson Flying Inverted – Pitts S2B – Flight VLOG

Almost Barfed - 1st Lesson Flying Inverted - Pitts S2B - Flight VLOG

 

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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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Steve Thorne, aka "Flight Chops"

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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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  • I laughed so hard when you said you got squished like a bug on a windshield. I felt like I was there with you.

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