Apr 20, 2017
In What It’s Really Like: Flying the Alaska Bush, Mort Mason has assembled a wide-ranging collection of stories of what’s it’s really like being a bush pilot (and registered hunting guide) in Alaska. These accounts are based on his decades of flying in the 49th state. Each chapter chronicles Mort’s amazing flights, successfully battling Alaska’s weather and wild topography. Reading these tales, there’s no doubt Mort is the real deal – and his exploits will amaze anyone who has piloted an airplane in lesser conditions.
Apr 13, 2017
Launched at last year’s Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, Sporty’s Takeoff app continues to grow in popularity as a source of flying tips for active pilots. With new features like a widget for quick access to the latest stories and 3D touch shortcuts, Takeoff is an easy way to get your daily aviation fix.
Mar 28, 2017
Sporty’s introduces the first complete flight training app designed specifically for the Apple TV. The Learn to Fly Course companion app for Apple TV allows you to watch Sporty’s award-winning HD video training on the big screen in the comfort of your home. Viewers can study either the Private, Recreational or Sport Pilot training modules.
Mar 1, 2017
The Sporty’s Foundation made bequests totaling $157,700 during 2016 to fulfill its goal to attract young people to the aviation community as pilots and as those who design, build and maintain the aircraft we fly. The Foundation has issued its most recent Annual Report, detailing activities and bequests during 2016 and may be seen online at SportysFoundation.org.
Feb 23, 2017
Intro flights have long been the way that new pilots discover the joys of flying. After analyzing how successful intro flights are in converting interested people to student pilots, Sporty’s has reinvented the introductory flight process by enhancing and enlarging it.
Feb 14, 2017
Flying with the iPad is the ultimate source for pilots using iPads in their flying and has now been updated for 2017. This ebook’s fourth edition includes information on the iPad Pro, ios 10, and the latest enhancements to popular aviation apps.
Feb 9, 2017
Sporty’s Gear Mods make it possible for pilots to customize a Flight Gear bag to make it workable for that pilot’s particular habits and routines. Gear Mods are pocket and pouch accessories so that every pilot can modify the bag to fit the mission. Gear Mods include an iPad case, a sunglasses holder, and a headset pouch.
Jan 18, 2017
A good headset is essential for safe and comfortable flying, but too often pilots are faced with a tough choice: pay over $1000 for a great headset, or buy a cheap one that is uncomfortable and lacking important features. Faro has solved this problem with its new Stealth headsets. These sleek and stylish headsets have the high-end features pilots want, like music input and optional active noise reduction, but at attractive prices.
Jan 5, 2017
Much more than just the “latest version,” Sporty’s 2017 Learn to Fly Course is packed with more than five hours of all new HD video and animations to show realistic in-flight maneuvers, plus added benefits offered for the first time.
Dec 22, 2016
Right now, we’re wrapping up holiday sales – this year is shaping up to be a solid Christmas sales season, which is good news for all of us. In the meantime, we want to take a moment to look back at 2016 and offer some thoughts on the general aviation market, at least as we see it from Batavia, Ohio. Here goes:
- Cincinnati Avionics
- Eastern Cincinnati Aviation
- Sandy's Airpark at Sporty's
- Sporty's Academy
- Sporty's Homepage