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  • 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.

     
  • Sporty’s Converts Vintage Catalog Covers to T-shirts

    Sporty’s Converts Vintage Catalog Covers to T-shirts

    Sporty’s has created t-shirts inspired by three of its most popular catalog covers from the 1970s and 1980s. These vintage t-shirts are modeled after classic catalog covers and offer a glimpse into the airplanes that remain as popular today as they were when they were first manufactured. Each catalog cover was originally hand-drawn by a Sporty’s artist – no Photoshop necessary.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Weather Geek? Sporty’s Has a Personal Weather Station for You

    Weather Geek? Sporty’s Has a Personal Weather Station for You

    The wireless Weather Station from Fody not only measures weather, but it reports and transmits the results in real-time via Bluetooth technology. Viewing personalized weather information has never been so simple.

     
  • Logbooks: Richard Collins Latest Book

    Logbooks: Richard Collins Latest Book

    General aviation icon Richard Collins has released his latest book, Logbooks: Life in Aviation. In Logbooks, Richard uses airplanes as the centerpiece to weave together fascinating stories from his career in aviation and magazine publishing, tracking the evolution of each industry as he lived it.

     
  • 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.