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Come Visit Sporty’s Big Tent at AirVenture

Sporty’s Plans an Interactive Shopping Experience for Pilots

Sporty's tent at Sun 'n Fun.

Sporty’s tent at AirVenture.

Comparison shopping, fantasy shopping and real shopping are each part and parcel of a trip to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and Sporty’s will make all those activities more fun in its 1600-square foot tent.

“For the past few years, we’ve moved outside the exhibit hall to our own tent and created an interactive shopping experience,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We want pilots and aviation buffs to come in and touch, see demos, and try and try on our products in a fun atmosphere.”

Sporty’s AirVenture tent will be packed with hundreds of Sporty’s products, manufacturer’s reps, flight instructors and fellow general aviation pilots to simplify purchase decisions. Once again, the tent hosts Sporty’s headset demo station where pilots can try on and compare headsets side by side, in one session.

“With Sporty’s tent, showgoers won’t have to run from booth to booth to compare products,” adds Zimmerman. “They can do it all under our Sporty’s tent and have fun talking airplanes with our staff.”

Sporty’s tent is located in Outdoor Space #260, just outside of Exhibit Hangar B.

This year, Sporty’s will put a spotlight on the now-certified Stratus ESG with continual live demos and will have experts on hand to discuss Sporty’s Breakdown Assistance Program.

One other fun element for AirVenture this year is a Sporty’s first Snapchat filter. Those showgoers sending photos via Snapchat can add the Sporty’s Snapchat filter which shows they are at AirVenture along with the Sporty’s logo.

“We love AirVenture for loads of reasons,” says Zimmerman. “But one outstanding reason is that it gives us time to talk in person with our thousands of customers. We love to meet and greet them and hear their views. It’s like a weeklong focus group for us!”

 Sporty’s Hosts Forums, Too

Tuesday, July 26, 1:00 P.M.

ADS-B A Pilot’s Guide

Forum Stage 8


Thursday, July 28, 1:00 P.M.

10 Things Every iPad Pilot Should Know

Forum Stage 8


Friday, July 29, 3:00 P.M.

10 Things Every iPad Pilot Should Know

AOPA Seminar Tent


“We’re planning some unannounced sales and special pricing for AirVenture week,” says Zimmerman. “Come by and check us out.”




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