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  • 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.

     
  • 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.