Author: rhoskins

  • Sporty’s Awards Flight Crew Scholarship

    Cory Gordon had two dreams while growing up in Virginia – to live in Alaska and to become a pilot. After graduating from high school, she said goodbye to her family and moved to Alaska. While Gordon had an interest in flying airplanes from a young age, it was experiencing general aviation as a way of life in Alaska that inspired her to take a discovery flight in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Gordon would go on to earn her Private pilot certificate in Anchorage.

  • Sporty’s Launches “Ultimate Pilot Wish List” Just in Time for Christmas

    Finding the perfect aviation gift can be a daunting task, especially for those people who seem to snap up the latest headset or smartwatch as soon as it’s announced. This holiday season, Sporty’s has the answer for these hard-to-shop-for pilots, with a collection of three extraordinary gifts. From an aerobatic experience with Patty Wagstaff to a desk crafted from an MD-80, you can rest assured that they haven’t bought these already.

  • New Flight Gear iPad Kneeboard Features Universal Design

    Kneeboards have changed drastically over the last 30 years. Once used for charts and flight plan forms, kneeboards are now used to hold the most trusted navigational tool: an iPad, or tablet. To meet the evolving needs of pilots, Sporty’s has redesigned our most popular kneeboard. The Flight Gear iPad Bi-fold kneeboard has been updated based on pilot feedback, to include movable brackets that allow for almost any iPad/tablet case combination and more flexible organization options.

  • Sporty’s Introduces 2021 Learn to Fly Course

    he latest version of Sporty’s award winning Learn to Fly Course adds a host of features to help pilots save time and money during flight training. From passing the knowledge test to flying safely after the checkride, it’s a complete companion for student pilots and rusty pilots alike. The course is available on multiple platforms, including iOS and Android devices, and a one time purchase includes lifetime access.

  • 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.