Sporty’s Breakdown Assistance Program


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Traveling by GA airplane can be one of the most exciting (and useful) benefits of your pilot certificate. But unexpected mechanical breakdowns can quickly ruin a trip – especially if you’re far from home and it’s late at night or on a Sunday. After all, there’s no AAA for airplanes, is there?

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Traveling by GA airplane can be one of the most exciting (and useful) benefits of your pilot certificate. But unexpected mechanical breakdowns can quickly ruin a trip – especially if you’re far from home and it’s late at night or on a Sunday. After all, there’s no AAA for airplanes, is there?

Mike Busch

Actually, now there is! Sporty’s Breakdown Assistance Program, in cooperation with the experts at Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, is your 24/7 partner when things go wrong with your airplane away from home. With a single phone call to our toll-free hotline, you get immediate access to Mike Busch’s team of knowledgeable and seasoned A&P/IA mechanics.

Your service manager will:

  • Respond anytime, day or night—usually within 15 minutes
  • Assist in troubleshooting your problem
  • Help determine whether your aircraft is safe to fly home
  • If not, identify nearby shops and mechanics, based on Savvy’s extensive database and experience
  • Recommend needed repairs and obtain cost estimates
  • Provide oversight of the service facility until the work is done
  • Review maintenance records and invoices at completion

Sporty’s Breakdown Assistance Program is affordable and easy to use - just keep your membership card in your airplane and know that you are covered 24/7. There are no additional fees for usage. Whether you fly coast-to-coast on a regular basis or just go to Oshkosh once a year, it’s a sound investment… and the peace of mind it provides can be priceless.

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Eligibility and restrictions

Buyer must have direct control over the maintenance of the airplane – no flying club or rental aircraft are eligible. Although most experimental and LSAs airplanes are not eligible, we can provide assistance with breakdowns of certificated engines and other certificated components (if in doubt, please inquire). Part 121 and 135 operations, as well as multi-engine turbine aircraft, are excluded. Oil changes and other routine, preventive maintenance not related to mechanical breakdown are not covered. Events occurring within 50 statute miles of the aircraft’s home base are not covered. Events occurring outside the United States are not covered. Further details can be found in the Service Agreement. Purchase price shown provides one year of 24/7 coverage starting 48 hours after you place your order. Sporty’s will email you a reminder 30 days before your renewal date.

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Ordering Instructions:

  1. Please specify aircraft type (single engine piston, multiengine piston or single engine turbine)
  2. Please specify year, make, model, serial number and n-number
  3. You will receive a welcome package, including your membership card in the mail after purchase
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AAA for your Airplane
I was AOG after hours and called the number on my card. I gave the details of my situation to the call center operator and she said I would be hearing from a technician soon. Within 20 minutes I got a call back from a Savvy technician who reviewed my issue and referred me to a local shop for assistance. He also advised me to call him back on his mobile number if I had any questions about anything that the shop told me. My airplane was ready to go the next morning, and for a very reasonable price for the required service.

Sporty's Breakdown Assistance Program takes all of the worry out of finding a reputable repair shop when you have a problem away from home. Being stuck with a broken airplane is stress enough without the concern over whether the mechanic you can find will do a good job, and whether or not you will get gouged for parts and service. I'm a fan, I highly recommend the Sporty's Breakdown Assistance Program.
January 9, 2018
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I am based in the San Diego area, (KMYF). Which repair facilities in the local area are in your network?
I do not think that the shop that does my regular maintenance is with you. I would like them to be! Can you request their involvement?
Jeff A on Nov 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Savvy has a network of shops that it has positive experience working with. If your preferred shop does not currently work with Savvy but would like to, then can inquire with Savvy's customer service team to ask to be added ( Be advised, breakdown assistance is only valid for maintenance issues while away from home (50+ miles from home base).
The break down assistance program uses an example of an African pilot broke down in Iceland but the agreement says that it is not available out of the USA?
John B on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You are correct in that the program is only available in the USA
A shopper on Mar 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For this transaction please contact Savvy directly.
I have two airplanes that I'd like to cover. Do you offer multiple aircraft pricing?
Rick Junkin on Sep 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At this time, we do not have special pricing for two airplanes.
This looks great, but I fly a 1948 Stinson 108-3. I have a feeling that might qualify as "antique". What do you say?
Jon H on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately that would not be eligible. We just wouldn't be able to support it well enough.
The service agreement states that "antique airplanes" are not covered. What is the definition of an antique airplane?
ROBERT R on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The only limitation is that the airplane needs to be well-supported. Is there a specific type you're thinking of?
As an owner leasing back an aircraft, can I buy this coverage?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You would be covered while you (the owner) is flying the airplane, but not if renters are flying it.
My airplane broke down, can I get it covered now so you can manage repairs?
robert h on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Coverage takes effect 48 hours after you sign up. You can read the agreement on the page here for all the details.
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We offer the fastest shipping in the business, so you won’t have to wait for your important charts or a last-minute gift. Since we stock almost everything we sell, we offer same day shipping: in-stock orders placed by 5pm Eastern (weekdays), will be shipped that same day, often within minutes of ordering.

Orders shipping to the United States have three shipping options: ground (which typically takes 3-5 days), 2-day air, or overnight. Note that these are days in transit are business days, so Saturday and Sunday are not included. We ship by UPS and US Mail.

Overnight shipping is also available on most items.

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For over 50 years, in addition to same day shipping, Sporty’s has offered same day returns and same day exchanges. Each day, we process all returns and exchanges before new orders go out. We know of no other company who does this!

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