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  • Faro Stealth Headsets Available Exclusively from Sporty’s

    Faro Stealth Headsets Available Exclusively from Sporty’s

    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.

     
  • Sporty’s 2017 Learn to Fly Course Now Available

    Sporty’s 2017 Learn to Fly Course Now Available

    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.

     
  • Sporty’s Annual Trend Report

    Sporty’s Annual Trend Report

    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:

     
  • Sporty’s Study Buddy – Now for Drone Pilots

    Sporty’s Study Buddy – Now for Drone Pilots

    Those studying for the FAA Knowledge Test to earn a Remote Pilot Certificate now have a great resource from Sporty’s. Drone Study Buddy is a new app that includes study resources and interactive practice tests, with questions, answers and detailed explanations written by Sporty’s team of flight instructors.

     
  • Sporty’s Customers Have Spoken: 2016 Gear of the Year Winners

    Sporty’s Customers Have Spoken: 2016 Gear of the Year Winners

    In a totally unscientific poll, Sporty’s asked its customers to provide their opinions on a variety of questions on products introduced or in use in 2016. Somewhat surprisingly, when it comes to naming the most interesting new product of 2016, the winner is Garmin’s G5 – which is driving down the cost of panel upgrades while driving up the reliability of panel-mounted equipment. Another Garmin product, the D2 Bravo Titanium, ranked second while the Sirius XM Aviation Receiver SXAR1 came in third.

     
  • Make Preflight Easy with this Handy Device

    Make Preflight Easy with this Handy Device

    The GoCheck Preflight Multi-toolTM combines multiple preflight tools in one compact unit. In all, the GoCheck Multi-tool includes a fuel tester with strainer, a stall horn tester, dipstick wiper, red/white flashlight, Phillips/flathead screwdriver and a checklist reminder card.

     
 

Hot Products

  • Sporty’s Introduces Flight Gear High Performance

    Sporty’s Introduces Flight Gear High Performance

    Sporty’s Flight Gear was first introduced 25 years ago to offer pilots reliable flight bags with aviation-specific features, all at affordable prices. Since then, hundreds of thousands of pilots have chosen Flight Gear to protect and organize important aviation gear, but the line has constantly evolved to keep up with changing technology and pilot preferences. The latest evolution is a completely redesigned selection of flight bags and kneeboards: Flight Gear High Performance (Flight Gear HP).

     
  • Sporty’s Enhances Takeoff App

    Sporty’s Enhances Takeoff App

    Launched in April to an eager audience, Sporty’s free Takeoff app has become a daily habit for thousands of pilots. Sporty’s recently added quizzes to its daily lineup of videos, article, photos, podcasts and aviation news. Quizzes are a fun way to test your knowledge on a variety of subjects, from aviation charts to airspace.

     
  • Sporty’s Makes Aviation Insurance Easier to Buy

    Sporty’s Makes Aviation Insurance Easier to Buy

    Pilots and aircraft owners now have another choice when it comes to aviation insurance. Today, Sporty’s announces the launch of Sporty’s Insurance Solutions, powered by Loomis.

     
  • Sporty’s Offers Flight Instructor Refresher Course

    Sporty’s Offers Flight Instructor Refresher Course

    Flight instructors now have another choice when it comes time to satisfy the CFI renewals. Sporty’s online FIRC was created by the instructional staff at Sporty’s Academy and comes in a convenient online format – universally accessible for PC, Mac, and mobile devices including iPad/iPhone and Android platforms.

     
 

Upcoming Events

  • Sporty’s Hot Dog Cookout, Every Saturday

    Sporty’s Hot Dog Cookout, Every Saturday

    Looking for a fun destination for a weekend flight? Put Sporty’s on your list. Every Saturday between noon and 2pm, we grill hot dogs, metts and brats in appreciation of our customers.

     
  • Sun ‘n Fun

    Sun ‘n Fun

    Visit Sporty’s new location at Sun ‘n Fun.  We will be in a large tent outside of Hangar A. Stop […]

     
  • EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

    For one week every summer, Oshkosh, Wisconsin becomes the center of the aviation universe. As usual, Sporty’s will be there, with a large tent right outside hangar B.