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Storm Chasing in a Cessna: Lake Effect Snow Squalls VFR to IMC Risk + Avoidance – Flight VLOG

Lake Effect Snow Squalls can make a nice VFR day go bad fast!

This month thanks to CloudAhoy we are giving away the “Flight Chops Debrief Kit” with 2 Action cameras and an intercom audio recording cable.   


Here are the previous episodes that I mentioned in this one:

Flying VFR into IMC – a top KILLER of pilots – My close call!

Daughter Inspired by Magic of Aviation for 1st time with Female Pilot + Tropospheric Ducting

Why are Pilots afraid of ATC? Flying IFR with a Controller to find out! – Mooney M20J

DHC-1 Chipmunk Series!

Link to Part 1:
Immersive Formation Flying – Join a New Gen of Pilots

Link to Part 2:
Forced approach + Airwork – Solo prep

Link to Part 3:
3 point Landings – Tail Wheel Training – Solo prep

Link to Part 4:
Solo Sign Off! Chasing childhood dreams – DHC-1 Chipmunk training


Mark has been friend for years and I worked on some of the early Storm Hunters episodes.
He has come a long way – check out his stuff here:

George is a crazy adventurous filmmaker!  He’s been to 60 countries to cover some insane things.  Definitely check his content at http://www.furiousearth.com

And here are links for Kerry: She’s a meteorologist, pilot and awesome photographer.
Check out her stuff!


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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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