If you’re looking for a great restaurant, you can read reviews on Yelp or Open Table. If you want a nice hotel for your next vacation, TripAdvisor offers thousands of ratings so you won’t be disappointed. But what about maintenance shops and airplane mechanics? If your starter quits on a Sunday night while you’re hundreds of miles away from home, who can you trust to fix it? Does it even need to be fixed in the first place?Read More
Oct 17, 2016
Sporty's Learn to Fly Course app has three awesome new features that student pilots will love and they don't cost a thing. The free version of the app has access to our Study Buddy test prep and our practice exams for the written test. Sporty's Learn to Fly Course is designed to supplement the ground school while you train for your private, sport or recreational pilots license. Before you fly with your instructor our segmented videos can help you prepare and retain the knowledge for each lesson. It's a powerful tool that just got better. Take a look at how the free version of the app is giving students more than ever before.
Oct 7, 2016
Sporty's is famous for producing some of the best videos in aviation, but did you know we also publish books? In just the last 6 months, we've released two brand new paperbacks and a new audiobook. Here's a look at some of the talented authors published by Sporty's.
Sep 27, 2016
The recently-announced SiriusXM Aviation Receiver (or SXAR1) offers pilots flying with the ForeFlight app an exciting new option for in-flight weather. We've been getting a lot of questions at Sporty's about how it compares to the existing option, the Stratus 2S. We've also been asked if pilots can use both devices at the same time. We went flying to find out.
Sep 14, 2016
The X-Naut Case has attracted a lot of attention since it was introduced this summer. This custom-made case for the iPad features built-in fans and a vented back to keep your iPad from overheating. It looks great, but does it really work? We tested it to find out.
If you're traveling by GA airplane, there's nothing worse than experiencing a breakdown away from home. You'll probably be stuck somewhere you don't want to be, dependent on strangers, and completely outside your comfort zone. If you're not careful, you can wind up getting stuck for days or weeks and wasting thousands of dollars
Fortunately, Sporty's can help you avoid such predicaments.
Aug 17, 2016
Enhanced charging options for popular wireless headset
Lightspeed introduced their Tango headset in late 2015, the first wireless headset from a major aviation company. Since then, thousands of pilots have enjoyed the freedom of going wireless without sacrificing performance. Just turn on the headset and fly.
But Lightspeed isn't standing still. The company is known for their innovation, always improving their products in response to pilot feedback, and the Tango is no exception. This week, they announced some upgrades to the Tango that should make it even more convenient in the cockpit.
Aug 8, 2016
We introduced our Takeoff app six weeks ago, with the goal of making it fun and easy to keep your flying skills sharp. Thousands of pilots are now using the app, which offers a daily selection of video tips, thought-provoking articles, popular aviation podcasts, beautiful flying photos and news from around the world. While it's free to use Takeoff, there is a Pro subscription level that offers some nice benefits. Here's what you get.
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.