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Super Cub – Finding Zen – Grass Strip – Tail Wheel Flying – Short Field Landing practice

https://youtube.com/watch?v=TppcWdsrqQA%3Flist%3DPLJOPFT88qcBC3PCH-ML1C3IxhKXx8kTOI

This was the night I fell in love with the Super Cub.

Proud to be associated with ForeFlight: http://www.foreflight.com/flightchops/

I’d had a scare recently and lost confidence to get slow enough to effectively land on a short field. For this flight, I’m working on my “chops” 3 point short field landing the Super cub on a grass strip over a very calm evening…

For the next flight I did the opposite, and I faced the most challenging gusty cross wind I’d ever flown in – watch for that one soon…

See my main channel for all sorts of flying content from aerobatics to IFR training, and much more Tail Wheel Flying!
https://www.youtube.com/FlightChops

NOTE: this flight was EDITED down from over an hour to under 15 minutes; Thus, there are missing details and possible lost context.
Also, I am NOT and instructor, so PLEASE do not look at this as instruction but rather the start to a conversation that you can have with your instructor.

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

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

http://youtu.be/ZVhtOMeiZ4M

Wheel Landing on pavement

http://youtu.be/ob75R0y-obc

Ski Flying:

http://youtu.be/Ruo-MAtyToY

Upset Recovery and Spin Training – Bellanca Citabria

http://youtu.be/KnBridDnp7c

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

http://youtu.be/hRQJuSbcwSA

And, if you haven’t seen it already – check out the “fun” video I edited from my first lesson:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdQlC5…

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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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Flight Chops Disclaimer

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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