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  • Sharpen Your Weather Skills with Sporty’s New Aviation Weather Course

    Sharpen Your Weather Skills with Sporty’s New Aviation Weather Course

    Sporty’s all-new weather course, Aviation Weather – A Pilot’s Guide, will give pilots the confidence to analyze and manage weather. With more than four and a half hours of practical tips for all pilots, this course gives both the basics of weather safety and pro tips on avoiding in-flight hazards.

     
  • Affordable Drill-Powered Aircraft Tug Available

    Affordable Drill-Powered Aircraft Tug Available

    The GoTow is a drill-powered tug, constructed from lightweight aluminum. To operate the GoTow, the operator stands on a platform, providing the needed weight for the drive wheel, while a heavy-duty drill (sold separately) provides the power needed to move your airplane. The steerable wheel makes it easy to maneuver in tight places.

     
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Sporty’s Study Buddy Apps

    You’ve Got a Friend in Sporty’s Study Buddy Apps

    Sporty’s Study Buddy apps have added new content and features, making them an even better tool to study for the FAA knowledge tests, no matter where you are. Study Buddies are available for Private Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Instrument Pilot and Remote Pilot tests. All four apps are available for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

     
  • Air Facts Announces Winner of Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots

    Air Facts Announces Winner of Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots

    Emma Hutchinson, a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, is the winner of the inaugural Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. Her article, entitled “The Old Man in the Plane,” is a tribute to her grandfather who instilled in her a love of flying and flew with her often, teaching her the fundamentals of flight.

     
  • Sporty’s Training Courses Now Available on Roku

    Sporty’s Training Courses Now Available on Roku

    Sporty’s now has its own Pilot Training channel on Roku smart TVs. The free Pilot Training Channel for Roku allows Learn to Fly Course and Instrument Rating Course customers to watch HD video content on their large screen TV. Like Sporty’s AppleTV app, this only provides access to video training (no test prep or syllabus). Video progress is automatically synced between all other online and mobile platforms.

     
  • The Sporty’s Foundation Releases its Annual Report for 2018

    The Sporty’s Foundation Releases its Annual Report for 2018

    The Sporty’s Foundation made bequests totaling $212,541.15 during 2018 to fulfill its goal to attract young people to the aviation community both as a career and a lifestyle. The Foundation also supports organizations and museums that preserve the rich history of aviation for future generations.

     
  • Get Organized, Stay Organized in Flight

    Get Organized, Stay Organized in Flight

    Pilots will no longer have to fumble around the cockpit for an ANR control box. Whether it’s a Bose, Lightspeed or David Clark, the control box can be easily placed in this convenient mount, which is custom-designed for each brand of ANR headset.

     
  • Sporty’s Pilot Training App Adds New Test Prep Features, Expands Course Catalog

    Sporty’s Pilot Training App Adds New Test Prep Features, Expands Course Catalog

    Pilots first download the Pilot Training app and then customize it for their individual mission, with 13 courses available for study. The app has recently added hundreds of new knowledge test prep questions for the Private Pilot and Instrument Rating courses, written by Sporty’s team of CFIs with direct links to the FAA reference source for further review.

     
  • Sporty’s Announces Aviation Webinars for 2019

    Sporty’s Announces Aviation Webinars for 2019

    Sporty’s webinars are live, multimedia presentations that are interactive and free for anyone who registers. All webinars are archived so they may be viewed or re-viewed whenever a pilot wants.  

     
  • Sporty’s Awards Flight Crew Scholarship

    Sporty’s Awards Flight Crew Scholarship

    Rene Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina, has been selected to receive the Sporty’s Flight Crew Scholarship.  Rene plans to use the $2,500 scholarship to complete his private pilot training.