Author: rhoskins

  • New Flight Gear Charging Cables

    Pilots have plenty of batteries to keep charged these days, from iPads to smartphones to portable ADS-B receivers. There are a lot of options when it comes to selecting a charging cable, but how many of them actually work?  Inferior charging cables can tangle, break and even cause interference with avionics.

  • New Flight Gear Sunglasses Are Made for Flying

    Sporty’s new Flight Gear Captain’s Sunglasses are loaded with pilot friendly features. These high-quality sunglasses are lightweight yet durable which make them perfect for those long cross country flights. The non-polarized lenses are ideal for viewing iPads or phones, and won’t cause instruments to fade at certain viewing angles. The iconic Aviator style provides ultimate coverage and sun protection. 

  • The Sporty’s Foundation supports EAA with $25,000 Matching Fund Donation

    With the cancellation of this year’s AirVenture, pilots were unable to attend the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA lost revenue that helps support its important work for general aviation and youth programs. In the spirit of supporting general aviation and helping EAA, Sporty’s launched a matching funds campaign through The Sporty’s Foundation.  This fundraiser was supported by Sporty’s customers throughout the month of July during Sporty’s Virtual Air Show.

  • Sporty’s Awards Next Flight Crew Scholarship

    Jeff Goodsill of Sudbury, MA, is the recipient of Sporty’s latest $2,500 flying scholarship awarded through his membership in Sporty’s Flight Crew program. Jeff is a Private pilot working toward his Instrument Rating and is flying a Cessna 172 Skyhawk through the Aero Club of New England at the Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford, MA (KBED).

  • Sporty’s Launches Virtual Airshow Experience

    Today Sporty’s kicked off its first ever virtual airshow, a five-week-long series of events and experiences that will be hosted on Sportys.com and various social media platforms. In addition to new product introductions and show specials, Sporty’s will also offer weekly webinars, live stream events, contests, and fun flying videos. The goal is to keep pilots connected and excited about aviation, no matter what their flying plans are this summer.

  • Free Getting Started Course Available From Sporty’s

    Learning to fly is a process, but oftentimes the most confusing part is taking that first step. How do you find a flight school? What should you ask a prospective flight instructor? What’s the difference between a Sport Pilot and Private Pilot certificate? Sporty’s has recently released a new course to help answer these questions, and it’s completely free.