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Announcing our Contest Winners! June 2017

Big congrats to our latest winners!


(Open to all Flight Chops Viewers + Flight Chops Patreon Supporters)

June 2017 saw one of our most epic Feature Prize giveaways to date!

TFP’s San Juan Islands Adventure Trip

1 Aircraft Owner Spot!  (August 11, 12, 13, 2017)

We will provide an experienced instructor to train you in island flying in your own aircraft.  Prize includes:

  • Dedicated instructor for your airplane
  • Camping arrangements
  • Custom TFP survival kit
  • Gourmet food
  • Lectures by Jason Miller, Steveo1Kinevo, and Dr. Howard Donner
  • Sea plane flight experience
  • Ride in a CubCrafter Plane

Congratulations to Chris Anderson for winning this prize!



(Open to all Flight Chops Patreon Supporters)

Congratulations Jonathon Solum!  He took home an awesome group of aviation prizing provided by our Awesome Flight Chops Sponsors which includes a Foreflight Pro membership, a must-have flight bag essential from iCloth Avionics, swag from Spectrum Airways and sweet purpose-built shades from Scheyden and more.  Check out the Sponsors page and learn about this cool stuff.  I only work with products and services that I like and use myself.




Each month we have the pleasure of giving away cool stuff to our viewers. Feeling lucky? Play the Current Contest!


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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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