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  • The Sporty’s Foundation Releases its Annual Report for 2016

    The Sporty’s Foundation Releases its Annual Report for 2016

    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.

     
  • Sporty’s Reinvents the Intro Flight

    Sporty’s Reinvents the Intro Flight

    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.

     
  • Flying with the iPad eBook Updated for 2017

    Flying with the iPad eBook Updated for 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.

     
  • Gear Mods to Satisfy Every Customer

    Gear Mods to Satisfy Every Customer

    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.

     
  • 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.