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How to Land B-29 “Fifi” + Troubleshooting Flying a T6 + Never give up on your Aviation Dreams (+Photos!)

An old school “FC Learning Moment”, within an inspiring story!

My main take away is: watch those instruments closely – the old “temp and pressure in the green” is so easy to do casually and almost by blind repetitive action – but you really need to actually look when you check.

It was cool to get an “old school Flight Chops learning moment” and wrap it up into a larger story about inspiration and chasing dreams. 🙂

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Some more cool images:

Here’s the previous Fifi episode:

Crawl through a B-29 Superfortress IN FLIGHT! + Real-Time procedures / ATC – Oshkosh AirVenture!

Watch more content related to this kind of aircraft:

Explore any of these tags to see more episodes! 

Boeing B29 Superfortress (Fifi)

de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

North American Aviation T-6 Texan Harvard

Here is the raw / uncut Fifi flight from Osh 16:

Here is the raw / uncut 1st solo flight!

If you enjoyed this episode, check out this related content:

Literally SHAKING before my 1st T6 Landing! (+PHOTOS!)

I did it! T6 SOLO! Signed off as a Warbird Pilot! (a dedication to Grampa)

Crawl through a B-29 Superfortress IN FLIGHT! + Real-Time procedures / ATC – Oshkosh AirVenture!

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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!

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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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