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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.