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Flight Chops at OshKosh Airventure | #OSH18 (updated)

OshKosh never disappoints.

It’s truly my favorite aviation event of the year, and like many thousands of fellow pilots and flying enthusiasts, I look forward to it yearlong.

If you’re new around here and not familiar with this event, I highly suggest you check it out here.


Here’s where I’ll be this year; please come by and say hello!  I’d really love to meet you in person.


ForeFlight – 12PM on Thursday, July 26 (Hangar C, 3137-3139) See details
CloudAhoy – 1PM on Thursday, July 26 (Hangar C, 3083-3084) See details  

SPECIAL FORUM TALK – Social Media in Aviation!

Thursday, July 26 – 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM – Location: Forum Stage 5
Full details here

Reminder: to all of you who purchased a limited-edition Flight Chops tee shirt below, thank you!! If I see you at Osh with it on, I will give you a Flight Chops flight suit patch!


UPDATE:  We’re running a new limited-edition T-shirt campaign!  I’m a huge fan of this custom design by Dylan at BVR Design (he’s also on instagram). We’re raising funds to keep the awesome Harvard/T6 in the air.  CHECK IT OUT HERE and help us reach our fundraising goal!

If you’ve bought one and I see you at Osh, let me know and I will give you a Flight Chops flight suit patch!


Here are a few episodes that attempt to capture the awesomeness that is Osh!













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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.

Feedback is invited; however, please keep it positive.

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  • Hey Steve,

    My friend and I (from Australia) saw you two days ago but didn’t come up as you were having lunch. Unfortunately we didn’t realise you were only doing meet ups on Thursday (yesterday) and must of just missed you as we happened to be at Foreflight and saw the sign for the talk with Jason Miller. Anyway we’re loving being in the USA and at Oshkosh for the first time.

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