With 130,962 subscribers and counting, Steve Thorne is undoubtedly one of the most popular aviators on YouTube. Known to the aviation world as Flight Chops, he’s a self-described “weekend warrior pilot” who is basically living every pilot’s dream by flying a wide variety of airplanes and sharing his experiences with his fans. And while his videos rack up hundreds of thousands of views, he maintains that this has never been about becoming a certified YouTube sensation, but instead the constant pursuit of learning and becoming a better pilot.
Just posted to the FlightChops Patreon page!
This free supporter exclusive of my 1st multi engine lesson is a good one - Having seen Jason in the DA42 where his instructor actually shut down an engine (that raw video is already available for supporters), I asked Kevin during our briefing if we’d do the same - Kevin explained that in this older plane we wouldn’t be doing that - but it was all a set up, as toward the end of the lesson, he legit convinced me we had really lost the engine when he snuck and turned off the fuel, and actually shut it down.
After I handled it fairly well, he revealed it was just an illustration of how it could really happen.
The public version of this episode is coming soon, and there is also some more great multi engine stuff coming flying a Beech18 and DC-3 which I was lucky to get to do after a couple lessons flying this Piper Seneca with Kevin.
Welcome to all the new supporters! The personal “Welcome / Thanks” messages are mostly caught up,
And +$5 supporters, the patches are about 2 weeks behind, but I am catching on this soon.
Thanks for being part of the inner circle and supporting the Flight Chops project!