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Wanna Help Build the Flight Chops Van’s Aircraft RV-14? Here’s How

WHERE IS THE FLIGHT CHOPS BUILD HAPPENING?

The Flight Chops RV-14 build is being hosted at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association (CH2A) in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

This organization is very dear to me and the build project quite simply could not have happened without them assembling a team, loaning us space, and otherwise making it a real thing.

You can and should bring the family to visit the CH2A to tour the museum and fly some warbirds!  You might be able to see the Flight Chops RV-14 build in action (more on this below) but, they’re not necessarily working on it every day.

Before you go please double-check the Museum opening hours here on their site.

 

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE HANDS-ON IN THE BUILD PROJECT?

Want to be part of the Extended Flight Chops Build Crew?

We’ll be opening up group build days where viewers who’ve expressed interest in the build can come participate in an all-hands-on-deck building frenzy.

Museum membership is super affordable, but required to be a part of the team; currently half price now that we’re in the second half of the year – so for $35 you’re supporting the museum charity that keeps these warbirds maintained and in the air, while also gaining full access to the site (including warbird flights*), a gift shop discount and newsletter.

(*Note: Warbird flights can be purchased anytime, but must be pre-arranged to confirm pilot availability, and are subject to additional fees based on aircraft type.)

Let us know what your previous building experience is (note: we can find something for you to work on regardless of your skill level)!

UPDATED: You can get your name on a piece of history in the making!!  If you come help us build, you’ll be invited to sign your name on an inside panel.  Awesome!

YES! I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT WHEN THE BUILD DAYS ARE HAPPENING!

To get the updates directly sent to you, please send us a note here under the subject “Flight Chops RV-14 Build”

We’ll keep you posted as things develop!

There you have it.

I’m looking forward to meeting you at CH2A on the Extended Flight Chops Build Crew days!!  

Catch up on the Flight Chops RV-14 Airplane Build Status Vlogs

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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.

My hope is to continue to grow and evolve the “Flight Chops” project with input and support from the aviation community!


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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