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Flying Ridges and Mountain Passes – good training and prep cuts risks – California – ATC

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Xlo2wWGuPYM%3Flist%3DPLJOPFT88qcBDy0AFdDYrq7p0LT1xjYPhz

Flying this close to jagged rocks is intimidating to say the least…
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Mountain Flying Training with Jason Miller was awesome!
This is an other of many episodes that I am happy to share from the 2015 workshop!

ADDED CONTEXT:
Reminder that for this series I was a student pilot and a filmmaker – I was not acting as Pilot in Command.
Part of the story is our struggle to make a fairly epic production; it was hard, and it was part of the deal. Failing to get the live iPad feed for what I considered to be the most important part of the flight was a blow. I wanted to explain why we went from live video of the iPad for all the other episodes in this series (and the first half of this episode) to having only still screen grabs for the Buck Eye Pass adventure.

RELATED EPISODE LINKS:

Birth of a HUGE Wild Fire:
http://youtu.be/ZqtRNwXyMvA

Landing at 8,500 ft Density Altitude:
http://youtu.be/-0S8ymxmtwE

Survival after Forced Landing:
http://youtu.be/jdp3znbrGEU

Search and Rescue friendly Flight Plans + PLBs:
https://youtu.be/zEhrDzWNrcA

Hypoxia Symptoms and Avoidance
https://youtu.be/Ci9mngmZI1s

Take Off at 8,000 ft Density Altitude
https://youtu.be/-UxMdZ2uPLU

(and MORE coming, so keep an eye on the channel)

If you’ve ever considered doing a mountain check out, I HIGHLY recommend giving Jason a shout!
http://adventure.learnthefinerpoints.com

Published since 2005 The Finer Points is Aviation’s original flight training podcast. Over 25 hours of audio with expert CFI Jason Miller delivered in short bits of flying wisdom that are both charming and informative.
http://learnthefinerpoints.com/podcast

And thanks to Stu Walker https://www.youtube.com/Stuwalkerfish… for the river footage captured in the Indian Himalayas.
If you’re into adventure fishing check out Stu’s channel.

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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.

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