AWOS Operational at Sporty’s/Clermont County Airport

Pilots using Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport have another benefit available to them. As of March 1, 2013, an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) is operational.

Women in Aviation Conference App Ready for Download

Those attending the 24th International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 14-16, 2013, will want to download Sporty’s WAI app. Like other apps created by Sporty’s for AOPA Summit and EAA AirVenture, this app is free for users.

Sporty’s Offers a New Approach to IFR Training

IFR training hoods are bulky and awkward to wear in the cockpit. IFR glasses offer a good alternative, but you may be required to put them on and remove them many times during a single flight. Either way, it’s not very realistic. Now eFoggers offer a unique solution for better IFR training.

Sporty’s Awards Alaska Seaplane Adventure Sweepstakes

Today Sporty’s Pilot Shop announced that Jonathan Evans of Bedford, Texas, is the winner of its Alaska Seaplane Adventure Sweepstakes. Evans will travel to Moose Pass, Alaska, to earn his Single Engine Sea Rating with Alaska Float Ratings in a PA-18 Super Cub.

Lighten Up in a Sporty’s Pilot T-Shirt

A T-shirt and jeans are the perfect wardrobe for hanging around the airport, and Sporty’s has the ideal T-shirts for a typical Saturday. Sporty’s has added to its line of humorous T-shirts with three new options.

The Sporty’s Foundation Issues 2012 Annual Report

The Sporty’s Foundation remains committed to its mission to help secure a robust general aviation community now and in the future. The Foundation has issued its Annual Report, detailing its activities and bequests during 2012. The Annual Report is available online at

Sporty’s Offers Instrument Rating App

Sporty’s Complete Instrument Rating Course is now available as a dedicated iPad/iPhone app. This FAA WINGS-accepted app includes 13 hours of real-world video and advanced graphics including 3D animations to help explain difficult concepts. Providing complete FAA test preparation, the app also includes interactive written tests, a flight training syllabus and integrated Practical Test Standards.

The Ultimate Pilot Backpack

Now pilots who prefer a backpack to a flight bag don’t have to settle for a backpack designed for high schoolers or hikers. Sporty’s has created its Cross Country Backpack to accommodate all the flight gear pilots typically store in their flight bags.

Sporty’s Trends for 2012

It’s that time of year again, when I sit back in my chair, stroke my chin, and contemplate the trends we saw from the past year. These trends can give us clues of what’s in store in the year to come.