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Announcing our December ’16/January ’17 Winners!


The end of 2016 was just over the top busy!  We have a ton of footage to edit from multiple shoots, things happening left, right and center… And before we knew it, it was the Holidays. So we decided to reign it in and make that contest simpler to manage.

The Featured Prize (the drone, above) went to a member of our mailing list:


Huge thanks to BANYAN PILOT SHOP for graciously providing the drone to give away to you guys.  Check out what they’re all about!


And all the goodies in the Prize Pack went to a Patreon Supporter:


Huge thanks to our awesome Sponsors for keeping these prizes coming your way!

Big congrats to Kenneth and Keith!!

We have received a ton of names that were added to the lists for the EXCLUSIVE EPIC QUARTERLY PRIZE – FlightChops Patreon Supporters Only and EXCLUSIVE SUPER PRIZE for Steveo1Kinevo Patreon Supporters Only, which will both be announced shortly.

Thank you to all who participated ? — We have not forgotten you!!

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Huge thanks to all the Supporters on Patreon!

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Productions like this wouldn’t be possible without your help!


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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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