PRESS RELEASES

Sporty’s Launches CFI Portal with Free Resources for Instructors

Sporty’s is making it easier for flight instructors to stay organized and connected to students with its new CFI Portal. Part of the company’s 2022 Pilot Training platform, this suite of tools includes lesson plans, a flight instructor refresher course, a complete FAA library, special CFI offers and access to Sporty’s award-winning pilot training courses. Best of all, every feature is available free to any active flight instructor.

Call for Entries: The Fourth Annual Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots

The Richard Collins family has once again partnered with Sporty’s to offer The Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. To qualify, the writer must be a pilot (including student pilot) who is 24 years of age or younger. The article must be original, not previously published, and no longer than 1,500 words. The topic should be “my first time at the controls of an airplane.”

Steven Schofield Earns Sporty’s Pilot Training+ Scholarship

Steven Schofield grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, watching airplanes on approach for the Cheyenne Regional Airport while dreaming about flying F-16s in the Air Force. Medical requirements would preclude a military path for Schofield so he pursued a career in music education, but he never forgot his dream of flying.

Sporty’s Introduces Tailwheel Checkout Course, hosted by Patty Wagstaff

Backcountry flying is one of the hottest segments of general aviation right now, and Sporty’s latest course offers the perfect way to get started. Tailwheel Checkout, hosted by legendary airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff, includes over two hours of practical tips for mastering these demanding airplanes, based on Patty’s decades of flying taildraggers at airshows, in Africa, and everywhere in between.

New Flight Gear Flashlight Can Do it All

The new Flight Gear Rechargeable Flashlight from Sporty’s can replace a whole flight bag of lesser lights. Constructed with aircraft grade aluminum, this water-resistant flashlight includes both white and red LEDs, plus a USB port to charge your devices.

Sporty’s Continues its Christmas Tradition

Sporty’s Continues its Christmas Tradition This year’s ornament features the Globe Swift Sporty’s Crystal Christmas Ornament is an annual tradition for pilots, flight schools, FBOs, and aviation enthusiasts. This year’s ornament, the 37th in the series, features the Globe Swift. The Globe Swift is a two-seat, retractable gear aircraft from the post-World War II era. With […]

Sporty’s Launches 2022 Pilot Training Courses

Today Sporty’s released the latest version of its award-winning Pilot Training platform, an online library of 20+ aviation courses for smartphones, tablets, and TVs. New features for 2022 include expanded TV app options, new audio training segments, an interactive flight instructor portal, and integration with AOPA Flight Training Advantage. Lifetime updates are still included at no additional cost.

Sporty’s Adds Leather Bags to Award-Winning Flight Gear Collection

The pilot-friendly features and rugged design of Sporty’s patented Flight Gear® collection is now available in leather.  The two new pieces are crafted of soft, jacket-quality, black calfskin leather, with genuine YKK zippers and tough metal hardware to create bags with lasting style and durability.

Sporty’s Introduces Vintage T-shirt Collection For Pilots

Sporty’s has created a line of t-shirts highlighting the joy of flight. These soft and stylish shirts celebrate the freedom of flight, from the early days of the Wright brothers to modern GPS navigation.