I want to take this moment to congratulate Steve and his team for reaching 100K subs, as of this writing he is actually at 107K. This has been an amazing story about someone who was passionate about a topic, took that online in their own way. People attacked Steve alot in the beginning, and even now for posting mistakes, troubles and pitfalls of learning to fly but the truth is – that is what made his channel popular.
Sponsors have taken note, and big names too like Bose and ForeFlight have put some support behind Steve. Even with the big name support he still receives a significant contribution from Patreon (including me) and he never forgets those who got him here, by running many contests for everything from Bose Aviation headsets to a San Juan Islands Adventure trip!
Content is king – bottom line – and Steve and his team of editors and videographers have amassed a ton of content and gone from twice monthly to sometimes 4 times per month publishing this amazing content. Steve continues to do this his way, and sponsors do not impose on content. His “day job” of video and media production has brought a significant professional flair and production quality to his episodes and that production quality has been steadily increasing.
Will this ever reach “Mainstream” television? You mean YouTube isn’t mainstream? I would appear to me that the likes of “Outdoor Network” are only interested in fake shows auctioning off storage units sadly.
So if you are a private pilot, or just an airplane nerd like me – go and check out his humble little channel and I promise you will learn something along the way, as Steve says “Keep your Flight Chops Sharp!”
Congrats again Steve on your channels success!