T6Harvard wrote:Anyone follow Flightchops? His aim is to learn and share.
I absolutely cannot stand FlightChops, for a similar reason to the first video in this thread actually.
If you watch all of the FlightChops videos, I just get a sense that he's pretty cavalier when it comes to safety. Of course, some of it might be clickbaity, but he just seems a bit blase. In the videos I've seen, he accidentally jetblasts the aircraft behind him, there's several engine failures, he shows off a prop strike, groundloops a taildragger, shows off flying in winds that are above POH, nearly flies VMC into IMC, has an issue with wake turbulence on final....and that's just in the videos I've watched. There's always some kind of drama, or something goes wrong, or he causes someone else a problem.
I don't know, maybe I'm a fuddy duddy, maybe I just don't get 'content creation' and vlogging, but I feel compelled to want to comment whenever I watch one of his videos because he just seems a bit reckless with it all, or least nonchalent towards the safety side of what we's done. Like he wrecks the prop of his taildragger and then talks as if it's just one of those things...
The same with the first video in this thread. Now, admittedly I'm very low hours, but was it me or did the narrator suggest that he took off again after that landing? From what I could see, surely the aircraft's undercarriage is quite likely to be damaged, or at least in need of some kind of engineering check-over before you just hop in and take off again. If I had landed like that, at the very least I'd need a new pair of trousers to replace the pair I just stained.
Ditto for the gravel bar landings I mentioned in another thread; it's all 'hey, I flipped my aircraft, no big deal' - but in practice, surely these things ARE a big deal? I mean, if I flipped an aircraft, I'd be pretty mortified, not bragging about it.
Anyway, rant over. I'm sure others like him, but I don't think he's a great advocate for flight safety.
Now the one I REALLY like is SoCal Flying Monkey - he's a cinematographer, so the filming is really something else. He's safety conscious, analytical and seems like a guy you'd want to share a beer with.