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P-51 Mustangs over AirVenture! Humble Pilots Keeping their Flight Chops Sharp – Flight VLOG

Truly cool pilots stay humble!
I really appreciate Ken taking me for this flight, and being humble enough to share even the less-than-perfect aspects.  
This was obviously an epic experience, but my biggest takeaway was that no matter how far you get in the elite corners of aviation, staying humble and continuing to be open to learn is key.  


That aside, I am continuing my IFR training.  It has been slow while building this “Flight Chops” thing into what seems to be a sustainable business (knocking on wood 🙂 

– Thank you for helping us get to where we are with it!  

On that note, May was the first month we got 4 episodes published, and we’ll likely be getting 4 published this month (June).  


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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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