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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.

     
  • 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.