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6yr-old chops off my CHOPS! 25 immersive flying videos in 2015 thanks to YOU!

Happy New Year – Bonus Video!
Don’t forget you can win $2000 in the Flight Chops CONTEST!

A new contest EVERY month; shared prizes from all our sponsors totalling $1000!
AND this month, we’re also including the Seasonal GRAND PRIZE Bose A20 Aviation headset worth $1059

Please visit http://www.FlightChops.com for details!

See the Flight Chops main channel for MUCH more!
– We have many episodes of tail wheel flying and all sorts of aviation content from aerobatics to IFR training!

I’m Proud of all 25 videos we made in 2015!
Here a few of my favs that are definitely not to be missed:

Becoming a PILOT – Overcoming the barriers to Aviation – Learning to Fly:

Formation Aerobatics – AeroShell T6 Texan – Oshkosh AirVenture 2015:

Super Cub – Finding Zen – Grass Strip – Tail Wheel Flying – Short Field Landing practice:

The Stearman backset check out is coming Friday Jan 7th!
* LINK when available *

HUGE thanks to everyone at Fusion Hair & Body
– Especially Meghan for being so awesome with Evy!!

And here’s the tease / pitch about the Movember campaign:
(I think donations are still open..?)


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!


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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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