The new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) go into effect today, replacing the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for Private Pilot Airplane and Instrument Rating Airplane knowledge and practical tests. We've been working with others in the industry to make sure the ACS transition goes smoothly, and Sporty's award-winning courses are ready.Read More
Sporty’s has developed a fresh new option for flight instructors looking to renew their CFI certificate, using a modern online learning system to deliver innovative content. Sporty’s eFIRC will get you up to speed with the latest technology and new developments from the FAA, vastly improving your teaching skills. Let’s take a look at some of the unique features.
The hottest new app in aviation is Takeoff, a curated collection of videos, articles, podcasts and news for active pilots. New content is added every day, making it a fun and easy way to get your daily aviation fix. Takeoff is easy to use, but there's actually a lot going on behind the scenes, so let's take a look at some of the unique features.
Sporty's new Breakdown Assistance Program, powered by the experts at Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, has been getting a lot of attention lately. This affordable service, sort of like AAA for airplanes, is your 24/7 partner when things go wrong with your airplane away from home. With a single phone call to the toll-free hotline, you get immediate access to Mike Busch’s team of knowledgeable and seasoned A&P/IA mechanics.
How does this program work in the real world? We recently heard from a satisfied Breakdown Assistance client, who shared this story.
David Clark recently introduced the ONE-X headset. At $895, it is the most expensive headset that the green dome company has ever released. We’ve been getting lots of inquiries from pilots wanting to know if this is the next big thing. So we took it up for a test flight. I know, tough gig, right?
The iPad is a reliable and easy-to-use addition to the cockpit, perfect for charts, moving maps and even in-flight weather. But there's a lot to understand to make sure you're getting the most out of your investment. Over the past several years, we've learned a lot through trial and error flying with the iPad in general aviation aircraft, and have assembled our top 12 tips.
Let’s add it all up- the electronics pilots take with them on a long cross country trip. We’ve got two ipads (one for the pilot and one for the co-pilot), two cell phones, ADS-B receiver or external GPS for those iPads and maybe a smartwatch or two. Most of these items would be on pilot’s required materials list for flight. Read More
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