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16 yr old Pilot Flying TBM850 IFR & First T6 Flight Same day!

In this episode of Flight Chops, we’re Flying IFR in the TBM850 with 16 yr old Adam at the controls!

He and his dad have essentially rescued me to help get the RV-14 ready for the imminent trip to AirVenture in a few short days!

While there, Adam will get a taste of some real Flying Fundamentals in the T6 / Harvard with museum chief pilot Dave! Thanks to Jim from PTNR Production! He’s a long time pilot buddy that helped get the temp vinyl sorted out for the RV-14 in a hurry!

PTNR Production (pronounced Partner) is a Canadian print and display manufacturer offering large and small format design, production and installation. We also have a soft spot for aviation!

@PTNRproduction
https://www.pntr.com 

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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.

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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.

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