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  • Pay Homage to the Flying Tigers

    Pay Homage to the Flying Tigers

    Aviation history buffs will be proud to own the Wright Bros. Flying Tigers collection of apparel. The Flying Tigers is a nickname given to the First American Volunteer group, commanded by Claire Chennault, and composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps recruited in 1941 under presidential authority. The fighter group consisted of P-40 aircraft with the well-known shark teeth.

     
  • Sporty’s Pilot Shop Now Official Store for American Bonanza Society

    Sporty’s Pilot Shop Now Official Store for American Bonanza Society

    Members of the American Bonanza Society (ABS), along with anyone with an affinity for Bonanzas and Barons, can now purchase a wide selection of ABS merchandise from Sporty’s Pilot Shop.  Items include both men’s and women’s apparel such as t-shirts, golf shirts and baseball caps, with a buttonless cap designed especially for headset-wearing pilots. Beech training materials, flight deck resources and flight bags are also available.

     
  • Sporty’s Announces 2018 Webinar Schedule

    Sporty’s Announces 2018 Webinar Schedule

    Join the thousands of pilots who have attended Sporty’s free aviation webinar series consisting of live, multimedia presentations on a variety of aviation topics, delivered in a convenient online format that is engaging and even allows participants to interact with presenters.

     
  • Tired of Complex Adapter Issues? Problem Solved!

    Tired of Complex Adapter Issues? Problem Solved!

    LEMO headsets can now be connected to Sporty’s SP-400 radio with Sporty’s LEMO plug adapter. Simply plug your LEMO aviation headset into Sporty’s adapter and you can use your radio without taking off your headset.

     
  • Pilot’s Old Friend Gets a Facelift

    Pilot’s Old Friend Gets a Facelift

    Sporty’s classic Fuel Tester has now been improved. This tester fits all popular quick-drain and recessed valves and includes a removable, full-length metal rod. Unlike plastic pins found in other fuel testers, this metal rod will never need replacement.

     
  • Goggles Aren’t Just for IFR Training

    Goggles Aren’t Just for IFR Training

    Sporty’s VFR Training Goggles were designed by a Sporty’s Academy flight instructor to get the student’s eyes off the gauges and outside the airplane. While wearing VFR Training Goggles, the view of the panel is blocked, forcing the student to look outside the airplane – perfect for steep turns.

     
  • Give the Gift of Flight to Someone – or to Yourself

    Give the Gift of Flight to Someone – or to Yourself

    Sporty’s has assembled a Deluxe Learn to Fly Course Kit which includes everything a student pilot could need, from video based training to essential pilot supplies. It’s also perfect for rusty pilots getting back into aviation, or for aspiring aviators who want to get off to a quick start.

     
  • Sporty’s Introduces Air Scan® Radio with Bluetooth

    Sporty’s Introduces Air Scan® Radio with Bluetooth

    Sporty’s all-new Air Scan radio/scanner can easily pair to a smartphone or iPad for playing music from your favorite app while Aviation Interrupt™ alerts you to any aviation transmissions on your preferred frequencies. Perfect for your home office, the desk at your FBO, or your workbench in the hangar, the Air Scan is an easy way to monitor aviation traffic while still listening to your favorite music or sports.

     
  • Sporty’s Chooses Mooney for its 2017 Christmas Ornament

    Sporty’s Chooses Mooney for its 2017 Christmas Ornament

    Sporty’s Crystal Christmas Ornament continues as a Christmas tradition for pilots, flight schools, FBOs, and aviation enthusiasts. This year’s ornament, the 33rd in the series, features the Mooney M20. Created from crystal, the M20 is etched on the ornament along with “Christmas 2017.”

     
  • Richard Collins Celebrates 70 Years of Writing about Airplanes

    Richard Collins Celebrates 70 Years of Writing about Airplanes

    The first article that Richard Collins wrote about an airplane appeared in the November 1947 issue of Air Facts. It is a pilot report about flying an Ercoupe (NC95464) out of Glens Falls, New York, accompanied by his father and Air Facts’ founder Leighton Collins.