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5 most useful YouTube aviation personalities

The Flying Report YouTube channel

YouTube is a plethora of funny cat videos. But, you’ll also find a pretty eclectic and interesting collection of aviation-related content too. With small digital cameras cheap to buy more and more people are taking their filming to the skies and there are some individuals who have become quite good at it.

We have put together a collection of YouTube channels from people who we have found the most useful and interesting. Their recorded experiences provide inspiration, interest and learnings especially as many of them have the in-cockpit recording as well as navigational information to accompany the video too.

  1. Plane Old Ben

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0gbTfI1QS06_UbxvD8–VA

Plane Old Ben YouTube channel

Ben is a young aviator who has filmed many adventures in a PA28 around the UK. You can also find him talking at some shows like Flyer Live talking about how to record flights. He records audio, tries some interesting aircraft and produces some very high quality videos.

  1. The Flying Reporter

URL: https://www.youtube.com/user/huntj86

The Flying Report YouTube channel

Jon Hunt is a BBC news reporter who flies out of Biggin Hill in a PA28. Not only does he provide very professionally shot and edited video but he often hosts online chats with groups of aviation people to ask the questions we all have and creates useful videos other pilots like you and me can use and learn from.

  1. Stewart the Pilot

URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDO3kbNw27pJ1PbwuWfC0eQ

Stuart the Pilot YouTube channel

Stewart is a northerner with a passion for flying and sharing his videos. His videos are mainly aimed at novice pilots or those learning or interested in learning to fly. He does produce some great videos that aim to explain.

  1. Rory on Air

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWxuKeGeg7Omtyd4SpHmN8w

Rory on Air YouTube channel

Rory’s channel is a small but growing one and he’s producing some interesting content and he flies microlights. He has a good and growing collection of videos and like all of the channels so far, he shares the mistakes and learnings he makes along the way too.

  1. GoPro Flying

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Neutrinoghost

Go Pro Flying YouTube channelAlthough the name may suggest it, this is not a channel to do with the brand. This chap has an older collection of videos but all around the south of the UK flying in Robins and PA28s. He’s also put together several interesting “tutorials” which may be useful to students.

If you’d like to know more about recording your flights talk to other members of the club or instructors. Some of the members of AirBourne Aviation flying school are active flight recordists and will be more than happy to help! Look out for a future post on in-cockpit recording coming soon!

Disclaimer: None of the pilots featured in the channels featured above are or claim to be qualified instructors. Therefore, their content, advice and methods are for entertainment purposes only and should not be used in replacement of a qualified instructor’s tuition or advice.

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