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Announcing the Winner of the FC Experience: Warbird Edition!

Big congrats our latest winner!

Hey! Have you heard?  You’re invited!


And if you can’t make the weekend of Oct 5th, we’ve got over a year of building the Flight Chops RV-14 Build Project still left to go and viewers are invited!! Click here to learn more about this!

Here’s what was up for grabs in our latest FC Experience giveaway:

A chance to be filmed and appear in a future Flight Chops episode with Steve Thorne!

During this Experience you will fully experience the CH2A and fly the warbird of your choice from the fleet – Harvard / T6, Stearman, or Chipmunk – with stick time! (Flying with Dave, the warbird check pilot that helped get Steve signed off!).

Also, you’ll get as much hands-on time as you want (or need) on the Flight Chops RV-14 build project which is hosted at the CH2A 🙂

The winner will have airfare covered to Detroit (up to $500) plus hotel accommodations for the weekend (currently scheduled for October 4, 2019) + CH2A membership included!

The winner will also receive their choice of PIVOT case for iPad + knee board or suction mount!

AND a Foreflight Performance Plus subscription!

PLUS Bose IE2 wired in-ear music headphones!  






Here’s her story:

I am a mother to six kids and have stayed home and homeschooled them for 17 years. I got into flying over a year ago and started flight training in January and absolutely love it. I am almost done with my PPL and plan to take it as far as I can and one day soon get paid to fly. Flying has been the most challenging and confidence-building thing I have done in my life, and the aviation community is the most supportive. Also, I love passing on a passion for aviation to my kids and to my cadets in Civil Air Patrol. The picture is me, my instructor, and one of my kids riding in the back seat.



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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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Flight Chops Disclaimer

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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