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

Sharing the process of learning to land this airplane is an honour!

This is a rare case of publishing content in near real time. 

I used the editing process as a legit debrief of my first lesson, to prepare for my second.  

As of today I am only 2 flights ahead of what you see here, and looking to get signed off to solo the T6 / Harvard with in a few weeks!  

As for this first lesson, I am not ashamed to admit I was scared before landing the T6.

I was actually physically shaking – It was a combination of nervousness, excitement and legit fear.

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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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  • Awsomeness level 100% I have watched Steve go from zero to hero over the last eight years. Truly living the dream!

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