There have been so many memorable moments on the journey to Year 4 and 100k subscribers!  

Here is a look back on some of the moments that stick out in my mind

(click any image below to watch the episode it came from):

MOST PIVOTAL MOMENT

My First Solo (Again) – a.k.a. “Holy Sh*t, I’m alone in this thing.”

This experience is what put me firmly on the path of turning my dream of flying vintage warbirds into reality.  

My 1st Solo – AGAIN! – best + WORST landings back to back – Super Cub – Tail Wheel Flying

 

MOST GOOFY

Getting Slapped in the Face by Bradley Friesen

No explanation required…

Or is there?

Helicopter Landing: Edge of a Cliff – day in the life of Bradley Friesen – Mountain Flying

 

MOST EPIC

Being Hoist-Rescued by the US Coast Guard

No contest – the most epic thing I’ve ever done.

I was Hoist Rescued by the Coast Guard! MH65 Helicopter – Training VLOG – part 2

 

MOST PAINFUL

Pulling +6 and -3 G’s — a.k.a. “I need to be in better shape for this.”

This was intense and I quickly learned that I need to work out more often than never in order to be an aerobatic pilot!

Nearly Breaking my Neck Pulling +6 and -3 G’s: Pitts S2B – Competitive Aerobatics – Flight VLOG

 

SCARIEST MOMENT

Learning to understand air currents and their similarities to water – a.k.a. “The Scariest Thing We’re Going to Do Today” 

Flying this close to ridges is very, very intimidating.

Flying Ridges and Mountain Passes – good training and prep cuts risks – California – ATC

 

MOST FUN

Getting to fly three models of CubCrafters in one day 🙂

3 Second TAKE OFF! CubCrafters HAT TRICK: 3 Planes; 1 moustached fool; happy wife. Flight VLOG

 

PINCH-ME MOMENT

Doing aerobatics in the L-39

COMING SOON – Full episode not yet published but you can get a taste of it here in the 2017 teaser:

Average Pilot FLYING everything! Fighters to Bush Planes to Choppers: 2017 Teaser

 

WHY I FLY

This one is all about chasing my childhood dreams.  Soloing the DHC-1 Chipmunk was a very emotional experience, and brings me one step closer to flying a Spitfire like my Grampa did.

Why-I-Fly-Solo-Sign-Off-Chasing-childhood-Dreams-DHC-1-Chipmunk-training-VLOG-Part-4.jpg

Why I Fly – Solo Sign Off! Chasing childhood Dreams – DHC-1 Chipmunk training VLOG – Part 4

 

WOW MOMENT

The Fifi episode hits 1 Million Views

“The craziest place I’ve ever rigged GoPros”

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

 

MOST REWARDING

Flying with fellow pilots that I have been lucky enough to meet through the FC Community and Patreon.

Like surprising Paul with a vintage military jet:

Flying Vintage Military Jets – SURPRISE for Air Force veteran! T-33 Flight VLOG

 

And flying over San Francisco with Elliott: (coming soon)

Average Pilot FLYING everything! Fighters to Bush Planes to Choppers: 2017 Teaser

 

COOLEST MOMENT 

The Youtube Channel hits 100,000 Subscribers!

 

Cheers to all of you who have stuck with me throughout this journey, and here’s to many more 🙂

What have been some of your favorite Flight Chops moments?

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