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Super Cub – Engine Winterization PLUS meet the Flight Chops production crew!


Tail wheel flying this summer was a blast.
But we need to say good-bye to the Super Cub for the winter.

Not enough people are interested in cold weather flying her, even though Super Cubs do really well in the winter if you’re up for it!
Anyway – she goes offline Dec 1st each year, and I took the opportunity to learn about the pickling / deactivation process.

BONUS footage with Dennis and his STEARMAN!
unlisted link here:


HUGE thanks to Jim Stroh and the global delivery team at PROGGEX for providing the bulk of the production budget to produce this episode!
Please check them out if you’re looking for outsourced project management!

And thanks to Lee Stutt at Kovachik Aircraft Services Ltd. for putting up with me and the crew looking over his shoulder while he worked.
For info about the awesome service there, please check out:

UPDATE: There was a great reddit/flying discussion about this video here:

For those that haven’t seen it, please check the Flight Chops Patreon page to find out how you can be a part of it!


Here some direct links to my other Tail Wheel Flying videos, but please also check my channel incase I forget to update the links here in this description:

Wheel Landing on pavement


Grass 3 point Landing:


1st solo in the Super Cub
(Great illustration of trim usage,
And my WORST landing is also in this video)


Ski Flying:


Upset Recovery and Spin Training – Bellanca Citabria


Flying a Tail Dragger – Tip #3 – Taxi + Run-up + Take-Off – Shoes Matter!


And, if you haven’t seen it already – check out the “fun” video I edited from this footage. (link below)


Huge thanks to all the Supporters on Patreon!

Check our Patreon page to find out how to be part of the Flight Chops Community.

Productions like this wouldn’t be possible without your help!


Flight Chops is Proudly Supported by:


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EarthX Batteries


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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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