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Flight Chops and CloudAhoy

My CloudAhoy Story:

Flight Chops started off as a simple way to publicly share my flying debriefs.

And when I learned about CloudAhoy back when it was a free beta advertised as supporting US only customers, I still gave it a shot and was delighted to find out it worked – see link below to a video I made the first time I tried it.


Happy girl flying over Toronto, and review of CloudAhoy GPS logger App – POV Flying

Since then I’ve watched it become an incredibly robust debriefing tool for all sorts of flying.

I made a 2-part IFR training series using CloudAhoy before they were a sponsor and happily promoted the tool to over a quarter million viewers.

I’m happy to now have them on board as an official sponsor!

They now have a dedicated page for our Project – check it out!


About CloudAhoy:

CloudAhoy brings technology to post-flight debriefing, adding value to any flight training, enhancing the experience of flying, and helps make better pilots. This applies equally to primary, advanced, and recurrent training, and to day-to-day flight operation for self-improvement.

CloudAhoy is integrated with a plethora of products – they are now part of the eco-system of modern aviation. It is used by pilots around the world, for personal use and organizations.

Try it for free for 35 days – no credit card required

Over to you – please share your thoughts in the comments below.

How do you debrief?  Have you tried CloudAhoy?


How to debrief using video:


Huge thanks to all the Supporters on Patreon!

Check our Patreon page to find out how to be part of the Flight Chops Community.

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


Flight Chops is Proudly Supported by:


Bose Aviation

Van's Aircraft

SiriusXM Aviation



EarthX Batteries


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Next Level Flight Training - NLFT.ca

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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  • Use CloudAhoy often with my students – both IFR and VFR. Great product, simple to use, simple to understand.

  • I use CloudAhoy with my students. It’s such a great resource to show tracking courses, applying adequate wind drift, and holding altitudes as well as reviewing maneuvers. Being able to add video is also a great feature that I would love to incorporate if I won the grand prize.

  • Love watching your videos! As a student pilot debriefing on cloud ahoy is awesome to visualize how I’m flying and make improvements!

  • Didn’t know about this until your contest, now looked at the video review what an awesome tool. Added to the wish list!

    *drools over the contest prize*

  • Awesome! I love the tracklog on ForeFlight, but had often wished it was 3D. As a relatively new PPL and working on my IR, I like being able to review the track. I’m excited to see the 3D track on CloudAhoy!

  • My CFI has used a GoPro strapped to his head but we did not know something like CloudAhoy exists. This seems pretty cool based on what I have seen on Flight Chops videos. I am looking more into the integration. Thanks for the great work from the Flight Chops team!

  • I’ve been watching the channel for two years while waiting for a good time to start my license. I’m anxious to try Cloud Ahoy when I’m finally in the air. Great videos, keep it up!

  • I’m working on my instrument rating and record every flight with an iLevil 3SW. I love seeing the accuracy of maneuvers and approaches as well as winds I knew were there but maybe not the specific direction and speed.
    Keep up the good work.

  • would love to win something to install on my supercub ..being built as we speak hope to be ready to fly this summer

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