Flight Chops: Playing in the Clouds in an L-39

A bucket list flight for this weekend warrior pilot.

As Steve Thorne told us recently, out of all the aircraft he has already flown and would love to fly, no plane comes close to a Spitfire for him. That one is clearly at the top of his "bucket list." Still, that doesn't mean there aren't more aircraft on his list, and as a result of his U.S. Coast Guard rescue training, he was able to cross one special airplane off his list. In this week's Flight Chops throwback, he enjoys his first flight in an L-39 to pull some G's and "play in these clouds," and it's definitely something we can all be jealous of.

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