Sporty’s Ushers in Autumn Flying Season with Lots of Activity
Five events planned for early fall
Summer may be waning, but Sporty’s is keeping pilots active – locally and internationally – with five separate events at Clermont County Airport.
Sporty’s popular iPad seminar – “10 Tips Every iPad Pilot Should Know” – will be presented on Saturday, September 24 starting at 11 a.m. With the iPad serving as standard equipment for many pilots, this seminar shares a series of insightful recommendations, strategies, and practical tips for pilots at all experience levels. This seminar is free and presented by Sporty’s Academy Senior Instructor and Editor, iPad Pilot News, Bret Koebbe. Registration is not required, but encouraged at FAASafety.gov.
Next up is an online ADS-B webinar presented by Garmin’s Michael Kerrigan on Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Pilots will discover all that ADS- has to offer. The webinar will cover the ins and outs of ADS-B technology and solutions including the latest products available for the flight deck. Registration is required online at sportys.com/pilotshop/webinars.
Here’s a fun evening where you can show off your knowledge to other pilots. AOPA is hosting one of its popular “Trivia Nights” at Clermont County Airport on Thursday, September 29 beginning at 7:00 p.m. AOPA Trivia Night provides a light-hearted way to sharpen your piloting skills. For example, one question is, “How many drinks does it take to degrade performance as much as a poor night’s sleep?” This AOPA seminar is open to members and non-members alike and is free. Registration is not required, but encouraged at FAASafety.gov.
PlaneSense is coming to Clermont County Airport on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pilots looking for a professional pilot position will want to take part in PlaneSense Saturday at Sporty’s. PlaneSense is the third largest fractional aircraft manager in the United States and manages the largest civilian fleet of Pilatus PC-12s globally, along with a growing fleet of Nextant 400XTi. Non-jobseekers will want to tour the PC-12s on display while jobseekers who qualify will be interviewed onsite. No registration is required.
Scott Dennstaedt, ForeFlight’s Weather Scientist, a CFI, and former NWS research meteorologist will be hosting Weather Essentials for Pilots at Sporty’s on October 22-23. This two-day aviation weather workshop is for pilots of all experience levels. The workshop is FAA WINGS-accepted and will cover icing, turbulence, thunderstorms, and how to create personalized weather briefings. The cost of the workshop is $475 and includes lunch each day. For more information or to register please visit www.avwxworkshops.com.
“We want the airport to be the center of our aviation community,” says Sporty’s President Michael Wolf. “Don’t forget that we continue to serve our free hot dogs each Saturday, all year long, at 12 noon, rain or shine. I always say the welcome mat is out at Sporty’s.”
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