Aviation Safety 48: 48. Learning from every flight, with Steve Thorne of Flight Chops

Steve Thorne (aka Flight Chops) is one of YouTube’s original aviation stars, and he’s learned a lot over the last decade—about flying and about himself. In this episode, he explains why a post-flight debrief matters, how to do a good one, and why he shares his videos with over 350,000 followers. He also talks about his weather decision-making process, especially on those “gray area” days like the one he encountered flying to Sporty’s recently. In the “Ready to Copy” segment, Steve offers a tip for making better videos, shares his favorite strategy for handling nervous passengers, and explains why drumming and IFR flying are similar.
Flight Chops YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@flightchops
Steve’s website: https://flightchops.com/
Sporty’s Pilot Training+ membership: https://www.sportys.com/sportys-pilot-training-plus.html