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Learning to fly, with cameras and without the ego
Steve “Flight Chops” Thorne has been called the least cocky pilot on the Internet, and that suits him just fine.
With what began as a personal mission to record his flights to learn from —and improve on— his mistakes in the cockpit, his everyman approach has resonated with fellow pilots and flying enthusiasts the world over.
I’m not sure at what age the stories of my grandfather flying Spitfires in World War 2 began to have an imprint on me, but I’m pretty sure I wanted to fly before I knew that. Anyway, it obviously plays a role on some level… if only genetic?
But I didn’t know my grandfather well, and he died before I was old enough to have gleaned any wisdom from him.