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  • Organize Your Cockpit with Two New Flight Gear® Kneeboards

    Organize Your Cockpit with Two New Flight Gear® Kneeboards

    As part of Sporty’s extensive line of kneeboards to satisfy any pilot’s particular requirements, Sporty’s offers two new kneeboards in its Flight Gear line. Both can be used with paper charts or an iPad.

     
  • Go Ahead – Buy Your Mom a T-shirt

    Go Ahead – Buy Your Mom a T-shirt

    Whether your mom is a pilot, or simply the mother of one, she deserves one of Sporty’s Mom T-shirts. When it comes to “been there, done that,” moms have no fear. Pilot moms are the best and Sporty’s honors them with its relaxed-fit ladies T-shirt which proclaims, “I’m a Mom and a Pilot, Nothing Scares Me.” This light blue T-shirt is constructed with 100% cotton.

     
  • Sporty’s and University of Cincinnati – Clermont Celebrate 25 Years of Partnership

    Sporty’s and University of Cincinnati – Clermont Celebrate 25 Years of Partnership

    For 25 years, Sporty’s Academy has partnered with the University of Cincinnati – Clermont College to offer a two-year associate degree program in aviation technology. At the completion of this degree, students continue their studies transitioning into one of multiple baccalaureate tracks while working as flight instructors at Sporty’s Academy. Graduates will acquire up to 800 hours of total flying experience. This desirable experience and skill set allows graduates to succeed in a variety of aviation career paths.

     
  • Sporty’s Partners with Recreational Aviation Foundation for Photo Contest

    Sporty’s Partners with Recreational Aviation Foundation for Photo Contest

    The first ever back-country flying photo contest is now open for entries. Recreational Aviation Foundation members are urged to submit a photo to Sporty’s showing some aspect of back-country flying. The winning entry will be published on a future cover of Sporty’s Pilot Shop catalog with the winning photographer given a $500 Sporty’s gift card.

     
  • Sporty’s Pilot Training Courses Now Subtitled

    Sporty’s Pilot Training Courses Now Subtitled

    Sporty’s award-winning Learn to Fly Course and Instrument Rating Course now have complete subtitles. Subtitles are another benefit that makes learning the material easier. Subtitles are particularly helpful to individuals who are not native English speakers. Being able to see the words while you hear them clarifies much if English is not your first language.

     
  • Sporty’s Launches All-Access Membership

    Sporty’s Launches All-Access Membership

    Sporty’s customers who want continues access to Sporty’s training content and extra benefits beyond Sporty’s unparalled customer service can now sign up to be part of Sporty’s Flight Crew, a customer benefit program with three levels: Basic, Gold, and Platinum.

     
  • The Sporty’s Foundation Releases its Annual Report for 2017

    The Sporty’s Foundation Releases its Annual Report for 2017

    The Sporty’s Foundation made bequests totaling $284,900 during 2017 to fulfill its goal to attract young people to the aviation community both as a career and a lifestyle. The Foundation has issued its most recent Annual Report, detailing activities and bequests during 2017 and may be seen online at SportysFoundation.org.

     
  • Sporty’s Instrument Rating Course Updated

    Sporty’s Instrument Rating Course Updated

    Sporty’s Instrument Rating course has been enhanced, with significant updates completed and new content added. Viewers start by ride along on a real-world IFR flight to Chicago Midway to learn about the preparation, flying skills, communications, navigation techniques and instrument approach skills necessary for the flight. But in this update, 25 new, fully narrated HD maneuvers offer step-by-step instructions for all the key elements in the Airman Certification Standards for the instrument rating.

     
  • 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.