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Announcing the Winner of the August 2020 Flight Sim Starter Pack Giveaway

Winner of the August 2020 Flight Sim Starter Pack Giveaway!

We’re excited to announce the Winner of our August 2020 Flight Sim Starter Pack Giveaway, WORTH NEARLY ~$1,000!

Leigh Cameron
Leigh Cameron

Leigh Cameron was the lucky winner of our August giveaway.
Leigh replied:

Wow “Thank you for this. It was your videos that really re-ignited my drive to get flying again after not doing it for 15 years. Now I own a plane and am nearing the flight review.

Thank you, Leigh!  It’s supporters like you that make our productions more than just about content, and help make the FlightChops community such an awesome group of aviation enthusiasts.

Leigh will be soon be soaring through the virtual skies with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, his new TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition from Thrustmaster® and his subscription to ForeFlight, along with his new learning companion: The Ground School app from Jason Miller at The Finer Points.

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  • Thrustmaster® TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition, a value of $99.99
    • Get ready for takeoff with the first Thrustmaster® joystick to combine magnetic technology with flight controls inspired by the world of civil aviation (the Airbus A320 family). Fully ambidextrous and modular joystick, with 4 swappable joystick head button modules that let you choose between 4 different configurations (right or left seat of an airliner, narrow or wide center stick configuration for small aircraft). Ergonomic replica of the Airbus sidestick (A320 type), with built-in throttle axis and thrust reverser mechanism.

Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick Airbus edition

  • Download code for the Standard Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020), a value of $79.99
    • The new Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next-generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.
  • Download code for the Ground School App by Jason Miller ATP, CFI at LearnTheFinerPoints.com, a value of $400
    • “Ground School” contains all the FAA textbooks, the knowledge you need to fly, and video tips by a 20 year career CFI. This app prepares you for the FAA written knowledge, skill test, and oral exam. Learn more about Ground School at GetGroundSchool.com


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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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