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Flight Chops at EAA Airventure in OshKosh | #OSH19 #50inOSH (Updated)

If you’re new around here and not familiar with this event, I highly suggest you check it out here.

This year’s schedule is jam packed for Flight Chops. 

Get all the meet-ups and presentation details below!



*** WEDNESDAY JULY 24, 2019 ***

Flight Practice with Mobile Tech

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM 

Location: Forum Stage 8 – ForeFlight

Presenter: Laura Laban, Steve Thorne

Planning your flight is one thing. Visualizing it and knowing exactly how your technology will work is another. In this forum, private pilots Laura Laban (Infinite Flight CEO & developer), and Steve Thorne (Host of FlightChops) will demonstrate how the use of mobile technology can prepare you for your flight. Learn tips on being a more prepared pilot by learning about your route and your technology before you get in the cockpit.  (Event link)


HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THE iPAD MINI 5 GIVEAWAY: Visit Infinite Flight Booth 3027 or CloudAhoy Booth 3083 before Wednesday!  Tickets will be collected and the winner will be drawn on Wednesday July 24 at 11:00AM – Forum Stage 8.  (Tickets will also be available at the forum presentation at 10AM!)




Social Media Creators in the Aviation Space

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM 

Location: AOPA Tent

Presenter: Social Media Influencers

We’ll analyze the steps private pilot creators take to publish content that reinforces safety and prioritizes flying over capturing. We’ll explore the difficulties of having a high level of public exposure as a pilot. We will delve into how YouTubers, Instagrammers, podcasters and all aviation content creators have helped make aviation seem accessible to a new generation and audience and then examine the ways social media has pushed people to a career or hobby they didn’t know existed. (Event link)



*** THURSDAY JULY 25, 2019 ***

#OSH19 Aviation Social Influencer Panel

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM 

Presenter: EAA

Listen to a panel of aviation content creators talk about their aviation journeys in the social media space, their experiences, and how they create content to share the spirit of aviation. (Event link)


Josh Flowers – CaptainMrAviation101
Matt Guthmiller – MattGuthmiller
Mindy Lindheim – Schmiiindy
Swayne Martin – Swayne.Martin
Mikey McBryan – MikeyMcBryan
Chris Palmer – AngleofAttack
Trent Palmer – TrentonPalmer
Kevin Quinn – StolPilot
Steve Thorne – FlightChops


Flight Chops Meet & Greet hosted by CloudAhoy

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: CLOUDAHOY BOOTH Epic Exhibit Hangar C, Booth 3083-3084

(Event Map)



*** FRIDAY JULY 26, 2019 ***

Flight Chops and Mikey McBryan Meet and Greet

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Location: AirVenture Welcome Center

Presenter: Flight Chops, Mike McBryan

Meet aviation influencers Flight Chops and Mikey, who will be engaging with fans and giving out swag and hi fives. (Event link)

Jason Miller & Flight Chops Meet & Greet hosted by Foreflight

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: FOREFLIGHT BOOTH, Epic Exhibit Hangar C 3137-3139

(Event link)




*** SATURDAY JULY 27, 2019 *** JUST ADDED!

Flight Chops Meet & Greet hosted by Van’s Aircraft

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Booth 604, North Aircraft Display area

 (Event map)



The #OSH19 poster is now available to download! Download here: https://bit.ly/2WGVVXV



Here are a few episodes that attempt to capture the awesomeness that is Osh!





See you there!


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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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