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Had to DIVERT – Flying to test the FUTURE of Flight Sim

In this episode of Flight Chops, we’re #Flying #IFR in the RV-14 to visit Sporty’s and see the latest in #FlightSim tech! (We face some challenging weather along the way, but do what general aviation pilots do, and adapt the plan to execute the mission! 🙂

The Yawman Arrow used in the video is a 3D printed pre-production model that is used for testing, but is 100% representative of the final design and all the controller’s features. Sporty’s is going to be the exclusive distributor in North America (and they’ll have better international shipping rates).
You’ll be able to buy in two places:  https://www.Yawmanflight.com and Sporty’s https://www.sportys.com/yawman-arrow-…

Infinite Flight is a mobile flight simulator designed for iOS and Android, letting pilots and flight sim enthusiasts get their flying fix on the go. Combined with the new Yawman Arrow gaming controller, Infinite Flight lets you can take your simulator setup to the next level, anywhere.
Learn more at https://www.infiniteflight.com and download Infinite Flight in the App Store or Google Play.

FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. The next event takes place on June 23-25, 2023 in Houston, Texas. I’ll be there with the RV-14 displayed across from Microsoft with the panel powered up so you can check out out – stop by for a fist bump and a sticker!
Learn more at https://www.flightsimexpo.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.

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