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You’re Invited! Flying Eyes Optics-Flight Chops Meet-Up | Reno Air Races


If you’re at the Reno Air Races, stop by the Flying Eyes booth on Saturday, September 15 at 1 pm to meet Steve Thorne of Flight Chops. This is your opportunity to ask him about his solo in the T6, or any of his past videos!

Heads up! Steve will be giving away Flight Chops flight suit badges* to anyone wearing Flying Eyes Sunglasses.  

If you haven’t got your Flying Eyes yet, head over to the Flying Eyes Website and grab yours today, and don’t forget to use “flightchops” at check out for 10% off!

(* While supplies last)


WHEN: Saturday, September 15 at 1 pm

WHERE: Reno Air Races —  Find us in the pit area in front of the BalzOut Hangar, and look for the black Flying Eyes flags: 

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Flying Eyes Optics on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Website (grab your discount!)

Flight Chops on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Website (check out all the latest episodes)

See you in Reno!


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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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