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Stratus Upgrade Program Announced

Jul 20, 2018

Stratus 3 is the latest generation of aviation's top weather receiver. It includes all the features that made previous models so popular, like subscription-free weather and traffic, plus new features and additional app support. Stratus 2S owners can receive a $200 rebate towards the purchase of a Stratus 3 with the Appareo Upgrade Program. Read on for details.

 

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Visit Sporty's at AirVenture Oshkosh

Jul 12, 2018

We've got 3 locations this year! 

Sporty’s main tent is located in Outdoor Space #260, just outside of Exhibit Hangar B. The Stratus Booth is inside Hangar C, Booth #3147 located right across from ForeFlight. New for this year, Sporty's Wright Bros. Collection will be exhibiting inside Hangar B at booth #2159.

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Flight Crew spotlight: flying scholarships

Jun 21, 2018

As a Gold or Platinum member of Sporty's Flight Crew, you'll have access to over a dozen benefits for the active pilot. Enjoy free shipping, unlimited access to Sporty’s training courses, a pro subscription to Sporty's Takeoff app, exclusive savings, and much more. One additional benefit is access to $2,500 flight training scholarships. Here's how to apply.

 

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New Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset - Hands-on Flight Test Review

Jun 11, 2018

ProFlight is the first new headset from Bose since 2010, and it’s a completely new design that’s specifically made for professional pilots. In fact, it’s unlike any other aviation headset we’ve ever seen. We spent a week flying with ProFlight in a variety of airplanes and overall we were impressed. Here’s our hands-on review.

 

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Meet Natalie Kelley, the pilot who founded Fly Girl

Jun 6, 2018

Fly Girl is an exciting new organization with a simple mission: encourage more girls and women to join the aviation community. We sat down with founder Natalie Kelley to learn about her journey as a pilot and the story behind the Fly Girl brand.

 

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In Depth Look at Sporty's Flight Instructor Refresher Course (eFIRC)

May 9, 2018

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 fully FAA-approved eFIRC will get you up to speed with the latest technology and new developments from the FAA, vastly improving your teaching skills. We even offer a paperless CFI renewal service (ACR processing). Let’s take a look at some of the unique features.

 

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Sporty's Open House - May 19

May 2, 2018

Mark your calendar - Sporty's is hosting a fun and free day at the airport on May 19, from 10am to 2pm. Fly or drive to Clermont County Airport (I69) to shop our new store, attend an iPad seminar, meet Flight Chops, and enjoy some hangar flying with fellow pilots. It's a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring flying season and to get ready for summer adventures.

 

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Sporty’s Partners with Recreational Aviation Foundation for Photo Contest

May 1, 2018

The first ever back-country flying photo contest is now open for entries. Recreational Aviation Foundation members are urged to submit a photo to Sporty’s showing some aspect of back-country flying. The winning entry will be published on a future cover of Sporty’s Pilot Shop catalog with the winning photographer given a $500 Sporty’s gift card.Read More
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Earn 3% cash back at Sporty's with the new AOPA World Mastercard

Apr 23, 2018

Sporty's and AOPA have been partners for over 50 years, with a shared mission to make flying safer, easier and more fun. The latest addition to this long partnership is the AOPA World Mastercard. It's loaded with benefits for pilots, including 3% cash back1 on all purchases at Sporty's Pilot Shop3-5. Whether it's a Bose headset or a sectional chart, you can save every time you shop at Sporty's.

 

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How to improve reception on your ground-based aviation radio

Apr 19, 2018

The first product Sporty’s ever sold was a receiver/scanner. The small radio allowed student pilots to listen to the interactions between air traffic controllers and airline pilots. By hearing these professionals speak on the radio, students could learn how to better communicate when they were flying. The radios have drastically changed since we first started in 1961, but pilots still like to listen to each other while on the ground.

 

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