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AOPA Day at Sporty's - free shipping

Oct 18, 2017

Sporty's has been a proud supporter of AOPA for over 50 years, and today we're celebrating! AOPA members will receive free shipping on every product at Sporty's, for one day only (October 18, 2017).

 

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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

The tyranny of green radar returns - Takeoff Pro article

Oct 9, 2017

Sporty's Takeoff app is your daily companion, with videos, articles, quizzes, podcasts, and aviation news that help you become a better pilot. It's free to download, but for access to every video and article, you'll want to subscribe to Takeoff Pro. This unlocks an additional 7-10 posts per week, including exclusive content from popular writers like Mac McClellan and flight instructors like Jason Miller. Here's an example of the articles you get access to as a Takeoff Pro subscriber. 

 

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Choosing a flight simulator

Oct 4, 2017

Home flight simulation technology has improved a lot over the last 5-10 years, to the point where pilots can create a reliable training device at home without spending $10,000 and taking a week to set it up. When used properly, such a simulator can significantly improve your flying skills, whether you're learning to fly, getting back into flying after a long layoff, or trying to maintain instrument proficiency. Here's how to find the right system.

 

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Stratus Flight Data Recorder Contest Finalists

Sep 29, 2017

Over the last six weeks, we've received dozens of fascinating entries in our Stratus Flight Data Recorder Contest. From memorable trips to jam-packed training flights, each entry has shown the power of logging your flights with a Stratus 2/2S - and also the fun of flying general aviation airplanes. Each of the six finalists below have already won a $200 Sporty's Gift Card; now we're letting pilots vote on the grand prize winner!

 

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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs iPad By John Zimmerman

Video Camera Buyer's Guide for Pilots

Sep 5, 2017

So-called action cameras barely existed a decade ago; now they are a must-have for any adventure, whether it's skiing, skydiving or flying. Their small size, incredible video quality, and built-in GPSs make them perfect for sharing your flights with non-pilots. You can relive that flight to Oshkosh, or share your first solo with friends and family. To help you choose the right model, we've developed this Buyer's Guide with all the essential specs.

 

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iPad Weather Receiver Buyer's Guide

Aug 29, 2017

The ability to view datalink weather on your iPad has been one of the most significant advancements in portable avionics in recent decades. Whether you fly with ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, WingX, or FltPlan Go, you can now monitor NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and much more. But first you need to choose the right receiver. Use this guide to compare all the options, from ADS-B to SiriusXM satellite weather, and find the best fit for your flying.

 

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Comments | Posted in iPad By John Zimmerman

Aviation headset buyer's guide

Aug 29, 2017

Choosing the right headset can be complicated, and there are more options than ever. But a good headset will make your flying a lot safer, easier, and more fun - so it's worth taking the decision seriously. That's why we're pleased to present this Headset Buyer's Guide to help you sort through the various models. Decide what features are important to you, then compare the top headsets side-by-side.

 

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Takeoff Pro video tip

Aug 25, 2017

Sporty's Takeoff app is your daily companion, with videos, articles, quizzes, podcasts, and aviation news. It's free to download, and about half of the content is also available for free. There's a lot of good information here, but for access to every video and article, you'll want to subscribe to Takeoff Pro. This unlocks an additional 7-10 posts per week, including exclusive content from popular instructors like Jason Miller and Rob Reider. Here's an example of the video tips you get access to as a Takeoff Pro subscriber. 

 

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Top 7 iPad Accessories For Pilots

Aug 22, 2017

The iPad makes a great, all-in-one cockpit tool, combining maps, flight planning, in-flight weather, documents and so much more. That doesn't mean it stands on its own, though. A few carefully chosen accessories can make it so much more powerful and easy-to-use. Here's our list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations.

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Stratus Flight Data Recorder Contest

Aug 18, 2017

Share your track log and get entered to win a $200 Sporty’s Gift Card!

Stratus is the most powerful ADS-B receiver you can buy, delivering in-flight weather, traffic, GPS position, and backup attitude to ForeFlight. Stratus also includes a flight data recorder, which automatically logs all of your flights, complete with GPS position and attitude. These track logs are a great way to review a training flight or relive a memorable trip, and can be viewed on ForeFlight’s website or in the CloudAhoy app.

Now your track logs could win you a $200 Sporty’s Gift Card and other prizes. Just share your most interesting flight with us: your first solo, a flight to Oshkosh, the perfect S-turn, a unique instrument approach, or whatever else you found memorable.

 

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