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I was Hoist Rescued by the Coast Guard! MH65 Helicopter – Training VLOG – part 2

The most intense aviation adventure I’ve ever had – Happy to share it!

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This is the 2nd of a two part series.
Link to Part 1

See the Flight Chops main channel for many more FLYING episodes!

MASSIVE thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard for being a part of this one!

USCG Recruiting: http://www.gocoastguard.com/

USCG Air Station Traverse City: http://www.facebook.com/AIRSTATVC/

Previous video we filmed with the U.S. Coast Guard flying the FISK arrival into Air Venture 2016

More Context  from LCDR Charlie, about the way the crews operate:

Another takeaway is always prepare for the worst. We carry everything we need for survival on our body during flights in our vests. In a true ditching scenario there isn’t time to grab a bag from the back of the aircraft with your gear. Often times it won’t be there after the impact of the crash. You will need to survive with just what you have on you. For any remote or over water flying having a vest with some basic survival gear and communications equipment will save your life.

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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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