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We did it! Flying RV-14 to AirVenture 2021 + on display at Garmin booth!

In this episode of Flight Chops, we fly to Oshkosh and arrive at AirVenture 2021! Leaving early in the Van’s Aircraft RV-14 and flying VFR, we get in just ahead of the NOTAM coming into effect.

The RV-14 will be on display the entire week at the Garmin booth, stop by – and check the schedule below for other meetups with FlightChops at the Van’s Aircraft, AOPA, HomeBuilt Camping, and ForeFlight pavilions.

Attending AirVenture 2021 and interested in winning a flight in a Van’s Aircraft?
Watch FlightChops & Van’s Aircraft social media this week for details on how to win!



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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!

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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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