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  • Drone Pilots: Display Your UAS Certificate

    Drone Pilots: Display Your UAS Certificate

    Available exclusively from Sporty’s, the UAS Elite Plaque will proudly display the well-earned pilot certificate. The UAS certificate is printed onto an aluminum alloy plate using a sublimation process. The resulting high gloss finish is fade- and scratch-resistant.

     
  • Air Facts Seeks to Publish Experiences of Young Pilots

    Air Facts Seeks to Publish Experiences of Young Pilots

    Air Facts, the online journal sponsored by Sporty’s Pilot Shop, is hosting its second Young Pilot Writer’s Challenge. Air Facts, now in its seventh year of publication online, is soliciting stories from pilots under 23 years of age to share their experiences both as young and newer pilots.

     
  • Veteran Alaska Bush Pilot Shares Stories in New Book from Sporty’s

    Veteran Alaska Bush Pilot Shares Stories in New Book from Sporty’s

    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.

     
  • Sporty’s Takeoff App Expands at One Year Mark

    Sporty’s Takeoff App Expands at One Year Mark

    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.

     
  • Now Pilots Can Study with Sporty’s on Apple TV

    Now Pilots Can Study with Sporty’s on Apple TV

    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.

     
  • 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.