Sporty’s Webinar Series

Sporty’s is pleased to offer its Webinar Series to our valued customers. These live, multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can participate in a variety of ways.

Sporty’s Webinar Series will touch on a variety of topics from training to new products and services to help you stay informed. For your convenience, all webinars will be archived so you can attend anytime your schedule permits.

  • Stay informed and current
  • Convenient and easy-to-use webinar format
  • Opportunity to participate and ask questions
  • Delivered by the expert staff at Sporty’s

Registration is required, and space is limited

Webinars Archive

2017 Schedule

Garmin GFC 500/600 AutopilotsWednesday, October 48:00pm ETGarmin's Al MatsonSign Up

Garmin recently energized the aftermarket autopilot market with the introduction of the GFC 500 for single-engine piston aircraft and the GFC 600 for high performance singles and twins as well as light jets. The unique design of the solid-state autopilots deliver superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs.. Boasting a robust feature set, the autopilots incorporate a number of safety-enhancing technologies, including Electronic Stability and Protection, underspeed protection, Level Mode, Flight Director and more. Built upon the acclaimed performance of the popular GFC 700 autopilot, the GFC 600 and GFC 500 provide pilots with a suite of advanced autopilot capabilities that are an economical addition for a growing number of aircraft. Learn more in this webinar presented by Al Matson, Garmin. Al Matson began his aviation career at Northwest Airlines as an Aircrew Training Instructor and developed the Mesaba Airlines Advanced Qualification Program (AQP). Matson has held several airline positions including the Director of Safety and Manager of AQP Development. Prior to joining the Garmin team, Matson served as the Vision Jet Training Manager at Cirrus.

iPad Proficiency Check: 10 ways to fly like a pro with your iPadThursday, November 308:00pm ETSporty's Bret KoebbeSign Up

The iPad is practically required equipment for many pilots and there's no question it has improved safety and reduced the costs associated with flying. iPad Proficiency Check will include a series of insightful recommendations, strategies and other tips that pilots of all experience levels should know when flying with the iPad. Topics include hidden software features, iPad "gotchas", flying with ADS-B weather, iPad connected panel, ForeFlight tips, airport operations and runway safety, battery management, mounting and much more. Panel includes: Bret Koebbe – Bret is vice president and senior flight instructor for Sporty’s Academy. In addition to Bret’s teaching responsibilities, Bret leads Sporty’s video production and app development team and serves as editor of the popular iPad Pilot News online journal. As an airline transport pilot, Bret is a senior captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department. Bret is a highly respected resource in the area of electronic flight bag operations. His presentations throughout the country regularly reach capacity.