Learn to Fly Month Kicks Off at Sporty’s

Free resources, contests, and limited time savings throughout May

May is Learn to Fly Month at Sporty’s, a 31-day celebration of flight training designed to help new pilots achieve their aviation goals. In addition to savings on popular pilot gear, Sporty’s will launch a new YouTube video series, host a number of interactive webinars, post over two dozen articles, and even pay for 20 FAA knowledge tests.

“Sporty’s is and always has been a flight training company, from our online courses to our flight school,” said Sporty’s President John Zimmerman. “There’s nothing more important for the aviation industry than to welcome the next generation of pilots, and we hope this event will help do exactly that.”

Sporty’s has once again partnered with airshow pilot and flight instructor Spencer Suderman to create a new video series that will be available free on YouTube. Each video addresses common questions, including what to expect on a first flight lesson and how to make better landings. Suderman shares practical tips throughout, including during an actual lesson with a flight student.

In addition to these new videos, Sporty’s Media Network will publish a wide variety of articles across all its sites: Flight Training Central, Air Facts, iPad Pilot News, and Flight Sim Update. Pilots can also learn from four live webinars, hosted by industry experts like FAPA Chief Advisor Tim Genc and longtime pilot examiner Jason Blair. Sporty’s Pilot’s Discretion podcast will feature two episodes focused on learning to fly in May, with honest advice from veteran flight instructors.

Limited time Learn to Fly Month specials will be available on a variety of products, including Sporty’s Pilot Training+. This all-inclusive membership unlocks Sporty’s complete library of award-winning video courses, so pilots can learn anywhere they have a phone, tablet, or laptop. Pilots will also be able to save on flight bags, kneeboards, and essential books. And pilots can brush up on their pattern work with Sporty’s Takeoffs and Landings Course, available free throughout the month of May.

Sporty’s also plans to help student pilots directly, by paying for 20 FAA knowledge tests. To enter, pilots simply share a picture with their written test results on social media and use the #LearnToFlyMonth hashtag, or visit Sporty’s website to upload a photo.

“We’re also proud to sponsor EAA’s Learn to Fly Week during the week of May 15,” said Zimmerman. “There has never been a better time to become a pilot, and our goal is to bring the entire aviation community together in May to tell that story.”

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Month runs from May 1 through May 31. For a complete list of content and events, visit Sportys.com/LearnToFlyMonth.

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