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  • Hal Shevers Honored with Boy Scouts’ Silver Beaver Award

    Hal Shevers Honored with Boy Scouts’ Silver Beaver Award

    Sporty’s Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers has been awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America. This award, given to those who do not seek it, honors an individual who implements Scouting programs and performs community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service. The Silver Beaver is the highest award that can be given at the Council level.

     
  • Ready, Set, Shop… All Week long at Sporty’s Tent at EAA AirVenture

    Ready, Set, Shop… All Week long at Sporty’s Tent at EAA AirVenture

    Batavia moves to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture week when Sporty’s Pilot Shop sets up business in its traditional 1600-foot tent outside Hangar B in Outdoor Space #260. This year, Sporty’s presence will be augmented with an indoor booth, devoted to Stratus, located across from ForeFlight in Hangar C, Booth #3147.

     
  • Don’t Panic When Your Device Reads 5% Power Remaining

    Don’t Panic When Your Device Reads 5% Power Remaining

    Modern cockpits are filled with portable avionics, and keeping these devices charged is essential for safe operations. iPads, smartphones, tablets, GPS units, ADS-B receivers and, XM Weather receivers all need power to do their job.

     
  • Sporty’s Updates its Online FIRC

    Sporty’s Updates its Online FIRC

    Flight instructors have had the option of Sporty’s online FIRC, and now it’s even easier to comply with FAA regulations. With the option of ACR service, flight instructors who complete Sporty’s online FIRC will have their paperwork processed by Sporty’s, and a temporary certificate will be issued.

     
  • Get Ready to Bid on Sporty’s Vision Jet Auction

    Get Ready to Bid on Sporty’s Vision Jet Auction

    Through an exclusive arrangement between Sporty’s and Cirrus Aircraft, you could soon own a Cirrus Vision® Jet, one of the first off the line. An online auction for this exciting aircraft will take place during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

     
  • New Flight Gear Bag Works for Office or Airport

    New Flight Gear Bag Works for Office or Airport

    The newest addition to the Flight Gear HP family is a portfolio bag, the perfect size for everyday training or for a day in the office. Constructed for the pilot on the go, the Approach Bag has space for all the essentials without a massive footprint. The large main compartment features a padded computer sleeve and a mesh pocket on each end. Soft felt material on the inside walls accepts all Gear Mods (sold separately), which are small organization pockets that allow pilots to customize the bag for personal preferences.

     
  • The Sporty’s Foundation Has Active Start to 2017

    The Sporty’s Foundation Has Active Start to 2017

    The mission of Sporty’s Foundation is to help ensure young people are exposed to aviation opportunities both as a career and a lifestyle. To this end, the board of The Sporty’s Foundation has pledged the foundation to be the sole funder of the Aviation Exploring Scholarships in 2017. Aviation Exploring is a hands-on program open to young women and men from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of aviation.

     
  • 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.