Sporty’s Introduces 2023 Edition of Flight Instructor Refresher Course

Sporty’s has overhauled its online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) for 2023, with new lessons on hot topics in flight training, an all-new user interface for immersive learning, and helpful tools for flight instructors. As always, Sporty’s FIRC is completely free for all active flight instructors and educators.
June 2, 2023/by sportyspress

Carbon Monoxide Monitor Made for the Cockpit Gets Updated

Carbon monoxide is a serious threat to general aviation pilots, but regular household monitors don’t make the cut. The TOCSIN 4 Cockpit Monitor, is an advanced single gas detector specifically designed for the cockpit. It combines a rugged impact, dust, and water resistant (IP-67) design with advanced sensor resolution and customizable options.
May 19, 2023/by sportyspress

Sporty’s Awards Pilot Training+ Scholarship

The daughter of a former Air Force and FedEx pilot, Kayla Collins has always been fascinated with the world of aviation. After graduating college, she worked as a flight attendant, which provided her an even deeper appreciation for the critical role the aviation system serves in the global economy.
May 9, 2023/by sportyspress

Learn to Fly Month Kicks Off at Sporty’s

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.
May 1, 2023/by sportyspress

New Flight Gear iPad Kneeboard Features Rotating Surface

Sporty’s Flight Gear iPad Slimline Rotating Kneeboard is the smallest, simplest solution for using an iPad in the cockpit. No bells and whistles, just a simple mounting surface holding an iPad.
April 19, 2023/by sportyspress

Air Facts Announces Winners of 2023 Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots

Harry Karmel, a 22-year old university student and private pilot from the United Kingdom, is the winner of the fifth annual Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots.
April 5, 2023/by rhoskins

Limited Edition Piper J-3 Cub Die-Cast Model Now Available

Sporty’s die-cast Cub model is a reminder for many pilots of their student pilot days. For others, the Cub is simply a well-loved aircraft model.
February 23, 2023/by sportyspress

Sporty’s Launches IFR Month

Throughout the month of February, Sporty’s will be celebrating IFR Month, a four-week focus on the challenges and rewards of instrument flying. In addition to special savings on pilot gear, Sporty’s will also offer a new YouTube video series, interactive webinars, articles, live stream events, and contests. The goal is to encourage pilots to earn their instrument rating, get current, and enjoy more utility from their pilot certificate.
February 1, 2023/by sportyspress

Sporty’s Awards Pilot Training+ Scholarship

Greg Webber grew up an outdoorsman near Boise, ID. Hunting, fishing, hiking, and even backcountry flying were a way of life. While Webber has spent a career in and around aviation working in firefighting, crew scheduling, operations, and more, he didn’t like the thought of the flight deck taking him away from his family. While not new to aviation, Webber is now at a point where he can make that dream of becoming a pilot a reality.
January 19, 2023/by sportyspress

Call for Entries: The Fifth Annual Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots

The Richard Collins family has once again partnered with Sporty’s to offer The Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. To qualify, the writer must be a pilot (including student pilot) who is 24 years of age or younger. The article must be original, not previously published, and no longer than 1,500 words. The topic should be "a lesson I learned about myself because of flying."
January 11, 2023/by sportyspress

New Flight Gear Jacket Available from Sporty’s

Bulky coats can get in the way in tight cockpits, which makes a lightweight, simple jacket perfect for small airplanes. Designed by pilots, the Flight Gear Lightweight Jacket is warm enough for cool days, yet light enough to wear in flight.
December 7, 2022/by sportyspress
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