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

Nadja Keist, a 23-year old air traffic controller and private pilot from Switzerland, is the winner of the fourth annual Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. Her article, “Understanding Responsibility,” was selected as the entry that best answered this year’s writing prompt: “my first time at the controls of an airplane.” Nadja’s article recounts her first flight as a pilot in command with a passenger, and the in-flight anomaly that tested her decision-making skills.

Sporty’s E6B Flight Computer App Now Available for Mac

Sporty’s best-selling E6B app is now available for Mac computers. This powerful app includes all the features of the traditional E6B, including 22 aviation functions, 20 conversions, and complete timer features. The E6B app is available for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

Sporty’s Course Offerings Expanded at California Aeronautical University

California Aeronautical University (CAU), a university flight school that is training the next generation of aviation professionals, has expanded its training partnership with Sporty’s Pilot Shop, implementing Sporty’s Commercial Pilot Training Course into its curriculum. With the addition of this course, CAU students are now using Sporty’s award-winning courses for the private, instrument and commercial ratings.

Sporty’s Announces 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.

Sporty’s Launches CFI Portal with Free Resources for Instructors

Sporty’s is making it easier for flight instructors to stay organized and connected to students with its new CFI Portal. Part of the company’s 2022 Pilot Training platform, this suite of tools includes lesson plans, a flight instructor refresher course, a complete FAA library, special CFI offers and access to Sporty’s award-winning pilot training courses. Best of all, every feature is available free to any active flight instructor.

Call for Entries: The Fourth 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 “my first time at the controls of an airplane.”

Steven Schofield Earns Sporty’s Pilot Training+ Scholarship

Steven Schofield grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, watching airplanes on approach for the Cheyenne Regional Airport while dreaming about flying F-16s in the Air Force. Medical requirements would preclude a military path for Schofield so he pursued a career in music education, but he never forgot his dream of flying.

Sporty’s Introduces Tailwheel Checkout Course, hosted by Patty Wagstaff

Backcountry flying is one of the hottest segments of general aviation right now, and Sporty’s latest course offers the perfect way to get started. Tailwheel Checkout, hosted by legendary airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff, includes over two hours of practical tips for mastering these demanding airplanes, based on Patty’s decades of flying taildraggers at airshows, in Africa, and everywhere in between.

New Flight Gear Flashlight Can Do it All

The new Flight Gear Rechargeable Flashlight from Sporty’s can replace a whole flight bag of lesser lights. Constructed with aircraft grade aluminum, this water-resistant flashlight includes both white and red LEDs, plus a USB port to charge your devices.