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  • 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.

     
  • Show your Passion for Aviation with Sporty’s Keychain

    Show your Passion for Aviation with Sporty’s Keychain

    The keychain that holds your airplane’s keys should be as beautiful as your airplane. Sporty’s offers a customized keychain which may also be used as a zipper pull, luggage tag or a keychain for your car.

     
  • 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 Continues its Christmas Tradition

    Sporty’s Continues its Christmas Tradition

    Sporty’s Crystal Christmas Ornament is an annual tradition for pilots, flight schools, FBOs, and aviation enthusiasts. This year’s ornament, the 32nd in the series, features the iconic Cessna 140. Created from crystal, the Cessna 140 is etched on the ornament along with “Christmas 2016.”

     
  • Hal Shevers Awarded “Difference Maker” from Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium

    Hal Shevers Awarded “Difference Maker” from Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium

    On September 29, 2016, the Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium (CBAS) bestowed its inaugural “Difference Maker” award on Sporty’s Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers. Calling Hal “the obvious choice,” the award was presented to recognize the many contributions Hal has made to significantly improve the aviation industry.

     
 

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  • 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.