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Forced Approach + Airwork – Solo prep – WWII-era DHC-1 Chipmunk – Part 2

While uploading the next episode (it will be live later tonight), we broke 800 supporters on the Patreon campaign! Thanks for keeping me inspired and motivated even when energy is low and the work load seems overwhelming! We have a TON of amazing footage from the recent production trips (like 3 terabytes worth)… it is a good problem, but a problem nonetheless… The support is allowing for the resources to dig out from under the mountain of raw footage, and produce great #aviation content to share!

This thing requires 3 hands to fly!

Thanks to supporters on Patreon and all the sponsors for making this sort of fairly epic production possible! This one is heavily featuring Bose Aviation and Scheyden Eyewear

This thing flies like a dream, but taxis like a nightmare!


I’m proud and honoured to be a new member of the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association!
Please visit http://www.CH2a.ca to learn more about this charitable organization that keep warbirds flying, giving a new generation of pilots access to them.


Big news for the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association! I’m proud to be a member and happy that they’ve renewed to their funding:

The City of Windsor will spend $500,000 over 10 years to help refurbish its prized wartime possession: the Lancaster Bomber.  Read Article


There are several more parts to this series coming – be sure to check out “part 1” if you haven’t seen it!

Link to Part 1:

Immersive Formation Flying – Join a New Gen of Pilots:


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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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