iPad Seminar - 11am
Brush up on your iPad skills and learn the latest tips in this fast-paced seminar. iPad Proficiency Check includes a series of insightful recommendations, strategies and other tips that pilots of all experience levels should know when flying with the iPad.
Join iPad Pilot News Publisher John Zimmerman as he explains what’s new with the latest iPad models, hidden software features, iPad “gotchas,” how to flying with ADS-B weather, ForeFlight tips, airport operations and runway safety, battery management, mounting and much more. You'll leave ready to fly like a pro with your tablet, and hopefully some new things to try on your next flight.
Free cookout - noon
It wouldn't be a Saturday at Sporty's without our famous hot dog cookout on the ramp. We'll be grilling from noon to 2pm, so stop by for lunch and meet some new friends.
Meet Flight Chops - noon to 2pm
Steve Thorne, aka Flight Chops, is aviation's most popular YouTube star - and you can meet him on May 19 at Sporty's.
What is Flight Chops all about? Steve says:
"I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can."
See the new Bose ProFlight Headset
Now professional pilots can wear a Bose headset designed specifically for airline and corporate flight decks, including all the noise reduction, comfort, and advanced audio features that have made Bose the top-selling headset brand in aviation. The completely new ProFlight Aviation Headset weighs just 4.9 ounces and uses comfortable silicone eartips to virtually eliminate side pressure, so it can be worn for hours without discomfort - perfect for long days in the cockpit of a Boeing or a Citation. It still features digital active noise reduction, Bluetooth connectivity, and famous Bose audio quality, making it a no-compromise headset for professional pilots.
See this exciting new headset in person and try it for yourself at Sporty's Open House. Representatives from Bose will be on hand to answer your questions.
Visit our remodeled store
Spend some time browsing the latest products in our newly-renovated store. You can see a wide selection of flight bags, radios, kneeboards, ADS-B receivers, student pilot products, t-shirts, and more. One of the most popular features is our interactive Headset Demo wall, which allows you to compare popular headsets side-by-side, complete with simulated engine noise. We'll help you find the right one for your airplane.
Or build your own RAM Mount with our modular mount wall:
In-store only specials
There are plenty of ways to save on May 19, including some great deals just for attendees.
- Learn to Fly or Instrument Rating Course - free flight bag with purchase ($49.95 value)
- Sporty's Air Scan Radio - only $100 (save over 25%)
- Sporty's Electronic E6B Flight Computer - only $50 (save over 20%)
- Flight Gear HP Captain's Bag - 33% off
- Humorous aviation t-shirts - only $10
For our fly-in customers, you can find us on the Cincinnati Sectional, just east of Cincinnati. Just enter Direct-To I69 in your GPS. Our full-service FBO offers 100LL AvGas and Jet A. A full flight planning area with online flight planning and live Doppler Radar is available. We would also be happy to sign your logbook.
If you’re driving, Sporty's address is 2001 Sporty's Dr., Batavia, OH 45103. Take I-275 to the Batavia-State Route 32 East exit. Go three miles and take the Olive Branch-Stonelick exit, then follow the airport signs.