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Announcing the Winner of the Epic Home Flight Simulator!

Big congrats our latest winners!


You may have seen Flight Chops get more and more into the world of home flight simulation, to get more proficient for my IFR flight test.

Well, good news!!

We’ve partnered with these awesome companies to get a lucky winner set up with an epic customizable home sim!

– Stay Level Avionix — High quality cockpit & tabletop flight simulator avionics panels
– RealSimGear — Simulation avionics for the most used components industry wide
– XForcePC — Online-based company selling high-quality and affordable flight simulation & controls
– Pilot Edge — Professional air traffic control for flight simulators
– One-year subscription to Foreflight Performance Plus!!

This would not have been possible without the help of our awesome partners:



A BIG, GIANT THANK YOU to all who participated and shared their stories!


Update: The partners have decided to thank everyone who participated by offering limited time discounts to the flight sim gear! Click above for all the details 🙂


I only work with products and services that I like and use myself.

We regularly have the pleasure of giving away awesomeness to our viewers — 

Feeling lucky? Enter the Current Giveaway!

(Winners are contacted privately.)


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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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