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  • 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.

     
  • New Year’s Resolution: Understand 100% of My G1000

    New Year’s Resolution: Understand 100% of My G1000

    Sporty’s Garmin G1000 Checkout Course is all new for 2019 and includes more than two hours of in-depth HD video training.  You’ll learn how to use all of the G1000’s pilot-friendly features, starting with an overview of the system and how to preflight the various components. The course builds on the fundamental operating procedures of the G1000 and expands into advanced training topics covering Garmin datalink weather systems, FlightStream, Connext and the G1000 NXi.

     
  • FlyGIRL Expands its Collection

    FlyGIRL Expands its Collection

    The flyGIRL brand encourages girls and women to make their dream of flight real. A portion of every flyGIRL sale supports flyGIRL’s own scholarship fund which awards $5,000 to a woman who is pursuing flight training.

    These new items have been added to the flyGIRL collection for 2019.

     
  • Make Art from Your Airplane

    Make Art from Your Airplane

    If your airplane is your pride and joy, then show off a piece of it in your home, office or hangar. Sporty’s will create a piece of wall art based on the tail number of your airplane. These replica tail number signs are created to match your airplane’s paint scheme and tail number. If you are not an aircraft owner, this sign is a great way to commemorate a flying milestone like your first solo or earning a certificate.