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  • Come Visit Sporty’s Big Tent at AirVenture

    Come Visit Sporty’s Big Tent at AirVenture

    Comparison shopping, fantasy shopping and real shopping are each part and parcel of a trip to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and Sporty’s will make all those activities more fun in its 1600-square foot tent.

    “For the past few years, we’ve moved outside the exhibit hall to our own tent and created an interactive shopping experience,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We want pilots and aviation buffs to come in and touch, see demos, and try and try on our products in a fun atmosphere.”

     
  • Sporty’s Courses are ACS Compliant

    Sporty’s Courses are ACS Compliant

    With the FAA’s transition from Practical Test Standards (PTS) to Airman Certification Standards (ACS) taking effect today for Private Pilot and Instrument Rating, Sporty’s announces that its Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating courses are ACS-compliant.

     
  • Martha Lunken’s Unusual Attitudes Now a Book

    Martha Lunken’s Unusual Attitudes Now a Book

    In Unusual Attitudes, Martha Lunken has selected her favorite magazine columns to share with a wider audience. The stories chronicle Martha’s rich life in aviation and are peopled with an assortment of unforgettable aviation characters. Often funny, sometimes irreverent, always personal, the stories in Unusual Attitudes will resonate with everyone who loves airplanes.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Free Takeoff App Offers New Approach to Proficiency

    Free Takeoff App Offers New Approach to Proficiency

    Sporty’s new Takeoff app is designed to be a pilot’s daily companion, with a curated selection of aviation content that’s continually updated. The Takeoff app includes video tips, blog posts, podcasts, photos, and aviation news – all with the goal to make flying safer and more fun.

     
  • Seat Height Sight Level Makes for Great Landings

    Seat Height Sight Level Makes for Great Landings

    The correct seat height is essential for having the right sight picture when landing. Sporty’s now offers a Seat Height Sight Level, similar to devices found on business jets and airliners, to make sure your seat is at the correct height while flying.

     
 

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  • Sporty’s Launches Breakdown Assistance Program

    Sporty’s Launches Breakdown Assistance Program

    Sporty’s announces its Breakdown Assistance Program for aircraft owners who need mechanical help away from home. In cooperation with Mike Busch’s Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, Sporty’s Breakdown Assistance Program is a 24/7 partner for aircraft owners. With just one phone call to a toll-free hotline, an aircraft owner gains immediate access to Savvy’s team of knowledgeable and seasoned A&P/IA mechanics.

     
  • Ongoing Enhancements Made to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

    Ongoing Enhancements Made to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

    Sporty’s has once again improved on its already award-winning Learn to Fly Course with dozens of additions. All-new HD video segments were added for nearly 20 learning topics ranging from taxi tips to steep turns, from runway safety to ground reference maneuvers.

     
  • No Frills iPad Rotating Kneeboards from Sporty’s

    No Frills iPad Rotating Kneeboards from Sporty’s

    Sporty’s iPad Rotating Kneeboards are the smallest, simplest solution for using an iPad in the cockpit. These kneeboards are simply a mounting surface with elastic straps on the corners for securing the iPad.

     
  • Updated Line of Stratus ADS-B Receivers Now Available

    Updated Line of Stratus ADS-B Receivers Now Available

    Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty’s have introduced a new family of Stratus ADS-B receivers, building on a successful three-year partnership that has lowered the cost of in-flight weather for thousands of pilots.

     
 

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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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 […]