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The pilots behind the products we sell

Jun 27, 2017

One of the best parts of our jobs here at Sporty's is meeting all the passionate, creative pilots who invent new products. We love to test crazy ideas and partner with fellow pilots to bring new concepts to market. In fact, almost everything we sell was created by an aviation enthusiast, whether it's a single person with a vision or a large company packed with pilots. To celebrate these pilot-entrepreneurs, we're kicking off a new series today called "The Pilots Behind the Products." Over the next weeks and months, we'll introduce you to the people and the stories that make favorite pilot supplies a reality.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

8 ways to get your daily aviation fix with the Takeoff app

Jun 15, 2017

Takeoff is unlike any other app we've ever created at Sporty's. Instead of being focused on an individual training goal (like our popular Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating apps), Takeoff can be used every day, by pilots of all levels. It's a constant companion for the active pilot, helping you to stay current and have fun.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Drone training courses - 3 great options

May 31, 2017

If you're a current airplane pilot, it's surprisingly easy to earn a remote pilot certificate, which enables you to perform commercial operations with a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS). Simply take an online test and apply for a new certificate using the FAA's online IACRA system. But while the process is fairly easy, being legal and being safe aren't the same thing - it's worth investing in quality training. Sporty's is pleased to offer three great online courses to help you earn your certificate and be a responsible UAS operator.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Webinar: how to find the right aviation headset

May 18, 2017

Buying a headset can be confusing. Do you need ANR? How does Bluetooth music input work? Which brands are the most popular? Join Sporty's for a guided tour of the aviation headset market in this fast-paced webinar recording. From the technology behind the products to some real world advice on making the right choice, you'll get the information you need to make a good decision.

 

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5 Comments | Posted in PIREPs Headsets By Doug Ranly

Sporty's: a name you can trust

May 5, 2017

Sporty's was founded 55 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since we've been for pilots, by pilots. More than just a store, we're involved in all aspects of general aviation, from flight training to aircraft maintenance to airport management. Many of the products we sell are designed in-house by our staff of 30+ pilots and tested in our airport businesses. Our experience as pilots, as educators, as airport managers, as aviation advocates – along with our many other endeavors – affords us a unique qualification to provide only the products and services that are the best value to our customers.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Meet the contributors to Sporty's Takeoff app

May 1, 2017

Takeoff has a simple goal: to make you a better pilot. Every day we publish two new posts (videos, articles, quizzes, and podcasts) from some of aviation's best pilots and flight instructors. Whether you're a new student pilot and or a 5,000-hour aircraft owner, there's something to learn from the app. You simply won’t find this unique variety of perspectives anywhere else. Wondering who you'll see in Takeoff? Here's the team.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By Sporty's Pilot Shop

Top 5 Products for Flying with Kids

Apr 25, 2017

Do do you have the right equipment for flying kids? Here are the top 5 products you need to help make sure kids have an enjoyable flight.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By Doug Ranly

4 reasons to love the Bose A20 headset

Apr 19, 2017

Bose practically invented Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets in the 1990s, and since then they have remained the top-selling ANR headset brand in aviation. What makes their headsets so popular? In a word, balance. We just finished about three months of flight testing with the latest version of the A20, and found a satisfying mix of quiet, comfort, clarity and features. Here's our pilot report.

 

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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs Headsets By John Zimmerman

Support the Aviation Exploring Scholarship Program

Mar 31, 2017

One of the longest-running, most successful scholarship initiatives in aviation is one you may not know about: the annual Aviation Exploring scholarship program. Every year, $50,000 is awarded to a dozen youth who are interested in airplanes and a career in the industry. Now you can help support this important investment in the next generation of aviators by donating to The Sporty's Foundation, which manages fundraising on behalf of Aviation Exploring.

 

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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By Mark Wiesenhahn

Visit Sporty's at Sun 'n Fun 2017

Mar 27, 2017

The first big aviation event of the year is about to kick off, and Sporty's will be there in a big way. The annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in, which takes place in sunny Lakeland, Florida, runs from April 4-9 this year. Stop by Sporty's big tent - just outside Hangar A on the main ramp - for new products, interactive demos, seminars, and much more.

 

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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman
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