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Flight Chops at Sun n’ Fun 2017 | #SNF17 (PHOTOS)

We are back from the 2017 edition of Sun n’ Fun and it was, as always, filled with adventures.

The weather was a mess at the beginning of the event, derailing many travellers along the Eastern seaboard and also eliminating 2 planned shoots we had while in Florida.

I had the opportunity to meet so many viewers face to face at the Sponsor booths — it is always an honor for me to meet you in person and hear your stories.  Over 3 days, I met tons of people at the CloudAhoy, Bose and Foreflight booths.  It’s always good fun to catch up with Steveo and Jason Miller, who were at the Bose and Foreflight booths as well.  There was even a lineup outside the booths!

 

 

 

I did manage to steal away some brief moments to go exploring the Florida wilderness with Brock.

 

Luckily, we ended the trip flying with Jim, a very early Patreon supporter, in his Cirrus SR22T GTS to Key West for lunch – there were 2 TFRs to deal with as both the President and Vice President were in south FL on Sunday.

This will make a great future episode! 

 

Did you go to SNF17?  I’d love to hear about your experience there.

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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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