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  • Become a Garmin GTN Master with Sporty’s New Garmin Course

    Become a Garmin GTN Master with Sporty’s New Garmin Course

    Sporty’s has partnered with Garmin to provide comprehensive training for GTN 650, GTN 750 and GTN Xi series touchscreen navigators. The GTN Essentials eLearning course brings the Pilot’s Guide to life by incorporating a combination of scenario-based training videos, animations, tips and tricks.

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

    Call for Entries: The Second 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 an event that changed or shaped the author’s flying.

     
  • Sporty’s Awards Flight Crew Scholarship

    Sporty’s Awards Flight Crew Scholarship

    Josh Calley of Honeoye Falls, NY, is the latest recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded through his membership in Sporty’s Flight Crew program. Josh has accumulated about 40 hours of flying experience and is nearing the completion of his Private pilot training. He is flying a Diamond DA40 through OnCore Aviation at the Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC).

     
  • Airline Captain’s Leather Flight Jacket Available from Sporty’s

    Airline Captain’s Leather Flight Jacket Available from Sporty’s

    Sporty’s updated Airline Captain’s Jacket brings the classic aviator’s jacket into the 21st century. Developed in cooperation with major airline captains, it has a clean, contemporary appearance and is identical to uniform jackets worn by flight crews around the world. The leather has a soft hand and will gain character with age.

     
  • Add Bluetooth to any aviation headset with the FARO Stealth Audio Link

    Add Bluetooth to any aviation headset with the FARO Stealth Audio Link

    The FARO Stealth Audio Link provides an economical way to add Bluetooth to your favorite aviation headset, even if it’s a basic model from 20 years ago. Perfect for getting audio alerts from your favorite app, listening to music on long cross-country flights, or picking up clearances at non-towered airports,

     
  • Earn Automatic FAA WINGS Credit With Sporty’s Courses

    Earn Automatic FAA WINGS Credit With Sporty’s Courses

    Pilots can now earn FAA WINGS credit automatically from any of Sporty’s 18 training courses, which can help satisfy the requirement for a Flight Review and potentially save money on insurance. Unlike other courses, which require pilots to visit the FAA Safety website, review several pages of training notes, and then take a review quiz, Sporty’s new program provides immediate credit after submitting a brief form within the course.

     
  • Manage Your Own Airport

    Manage Your Own Airport

    Blue Skies Airport is an art deco terminal building with a control tower rising from the roof. It features an airport diner, rows of windows, an American flag displayed on its flagpole, a large clock adorned with a Christmas wreath, and melting snow everywhere.

     
  • Sporty’s Introduces Faro Stealth 2 Headsets

    Sporty’s Introduces Faro Stealth 2 Headsets

    Offered exclusively by Sporty’s, the Faro Stealth Passive Headset is an affordable headset with an array of functions. The Stealth 2 is the only passive headset to offer full Bluetooth connectivity so the pilot may connect wirelessly to an iPad or smartphone to get aviation app notifications, listen to music, or even make phone calls. The Stealth 2 is perfect for picking up clearances at pilot-controlled airports or hearing a traffic callout from ForeFlight.

     
  • Flight Gear Headlamp Designed for Pilots

    Flight Gear Headlamp Designed for Pilots

    The Flight Gear Headlamp is ideal for pilots who fly between dusk and dawn. You can easily use this light while flying without it getting in the way.

     
  • Woodstock, Hippies, Tie Dye… and Sporty’s Retro Wear

    Woodstock, Hippies, Tie Dye… and Sporty’s Retro Wear

    To celebrate 58 years as part of the aviation community, Sporty’s has issued a hat and a t-shirt that bear the original Sporty’s logo from the 1960s. The logo is the very first one, which was found over the company’s first flight school.