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

Sporty’s Introduces PJ2+ Hand-held COM Radio

Sporty’s award winning PJ2 Hand-held COM Radio is now even better. The PJ2+ incorporates customer requested upgrades without sacrificing ease of use or value. Still the only handheld aviation radio that can be connected to standard aviation headset plugs without using a special adapter, the PJ2+ now includes a 3.5mm jack, 6 watts peak transmit power, an automatic noise limiter, and a high contrast backlit screen.
November 16, 2022/by sportyspress

Sporty’s Continues its Christmas Tradition

Sporty’s Crystal Christmas Ornament is an annual tradition for pilots, flight schools, FBOs, and aviation enthusiasts. This year’s ornament, the 38th in the series, features the Ercoupe.
October 12, 2022/by sportyspress

Sporty’s Launches 2023 Pilot Training Courses

Sporty’s award-winning pilot training courses are updated for 2023 with a number of significant enhancements that make training more engaging and more efficient. Updates for 2023 include new platforms, new resources, new videos, and new CFI tools.
October 4, 2022/by sportyspress

Sporty’s Awards Latest Pilot Training+ Scholarship

Mike Petrucci has been enamored with aviation from a very early age. His father would take him to airshows and help foster his passion for flight. A close family friend, who was a pilot and operated a charter business, further encouraged his interest in flight. And a Young Eagles flight in 1998 was the final push Mike needed to know that he wanted to be a pilot.
September 29, 2022/by sportyspress

Eliminate Cockpit Clutter with Sporty’s Flight Gear Electronics Organizers

Pilots have plenty of batteries to keep charged these days, from iPads to smartphones to portable ADS-B receivers, making backup batteries and cables essential equipment for the modern flight deck. Custom-designed by Sporty’s team of pilots, the new Flight Gear Battery Organizer and Flight Gear Roll Up Organizer have just enough room for these essentials without taking up too much space. They are the perfect addition to any pilot’s flight bag.
September 16, 2022/by sportyspress

Keep Flying and Charging while Using Your iPad

The updated Flight Gear Backup Battery is the pilot’s answer for charging mobile devices on the flight deck. This battery can charge multiple iPads and ADS-B receivers at the same time - even while those devices are in use. Now 20% smaller, the Flight Gear Battery Pack still packs 20,000mAh, enough to charge an iPad multiple times.
September 1, 2022/by sportyspress

Sporty’s Announces Additional Aviation Webinars for 2022

Sporty’s webinars are live, multimedia presentations that are interactive and free for anyone who registers. Sporty’s webinar series touches on a variety of topics from training to new products and services. All webinars are archived so they may be viewed or re-viewed whenever time permits.
August 17, 2022/by sportyspress
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