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.
May 17, 2016
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.
May 2, 2016
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?
Apr 20, 2016
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.Read More
Apr 20, 2016
Apr 11, 2016
Not all flashlights are created equal, and the perfect one for you may be completely different than the perfect one for your copilot. Here's what to look for.Read More
Mar 28, 2016
Sporty’s big tent will be busy at Sun ‘n Fun in 2016, with Sporty’s Pilot Shop temporarily moved from Batavia to Lakeland for the week.Read More
Mar 7, 2016
Garmin recently unveiled the aera 660, their first new aviation GPS in five years. It features a host of upgrades over the aera 500 series (which it replaces) including an all-new touchscreen, synthetic vision and complete digital charts. Here's a look at some of the best new features, including some less talked-about features that we found pleasantly surprising.