Sporty’s Webinar Series

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 Pilot and Connext - how to connect your panel and your iPadThursday, March 28:00pm ETMichael Kerrigan - Garmin Product ExpertSign Up

Garmin’s Connext offers a direct link between installed Garmin avionics and the Garmin Pilot iPad app. This allows pilots to stream weather, traffic and GPS information from the panel to an iPad and more. Connext is delivering the truly connected cockpit – one that seamlessly brings together people, flight information and portable devices in ways you’ve only before imagined. From wirelessly uploading databases and flight plans from your iPad to calling your spouse from 10,000 feet to let them know when you’ll be home, Connext promises to revolutionize your flying. Learn more about what Connext can do for you from Garmin product expert, Michael Kerrigan.

Get the most from ForeFlight - advanced tips for aviation’s top appWednesday, March 218:00pm ETAngela Anderson - ForeFlightSign Up

ForeFlight, the most popular app for pilots, blends flight planning, charts, aviation weather, airport information, documents, synthetic vision and even a logbook into one complete resource . But like any software, there’s a lot to learn and new features being added continuously. Spending some time exploring what’s new, the advanced features, and shortcuts can really pay off. This is a great webinar for experienced ForeFlight users looking to go beyond the basics. Join the ForeFlight team for some expert advice on getting the most from your app.

Flying drones and the new Part 107 rulesTuesday, April 118:00pm ETJosh Olds, Unmanned Safety Institute (USI)Sign Up

The emerging drone market is creating opportunities in nearly every industry. Once reserved for the military, drones now extend to personal,hobby and widespread commercial use within the new Part 107 drone regulations. It’s important to understand the current rules and adopt standard operating procedures to ensure your safe missions and that you’re meeting industry-accepted best practices. Join the experts from Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading authority on drone operations, to explore the new Part 107 regulations, how to become a drone pilot, and the top training resources to keep you safe and help launch your drone business. USI is the world’s leading provider of safety education and training services to academic institutions, industry partners, and flight services companies and is the only organization in the world that focuses exclusively on UAS safety.

Weather fundamentals and strategyWednesday, May 38:00pm ETMeteorologist Scott DimmichSign Up

Flying and weather are inseparable. Every pilot must understand weather fundamentals and possess a healthy curiosity of the unknown. In addition to weather theory, never has there been more weather information more readily available to pilots. To use this information for your maximum benefit, you need to know where to look and how to make effective use of the available weather tools. Broadcast Meteorologist Scott Dimmich goes beyond the basics of weather theory to help you, as a pilot, make better, more informed interpretations of weather and make sound weather decisions. Scott Dimmich is Sporty’s resident weather expert and host for many of its weather training segments. Scott also contributes weather related content to Sporty’s Takeoff App. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State University and is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and member of the American Meteorological Society.

How to prepare and pass your checkrideThursday, June 18:00pm ETDesignated Pilot Examiner Jason BlairSign Up

Taking a checkride can be a stressful event, but it doesn’t have to be. Understanding exactly what to expect in your oral and practical, and how to prepare effectively, can make all the difference between disaster and a valuable, enriching experience. Join Designated Pilot Examiner Jason Blair, as he unlocks the mysteries of the checkride and provides you with the knowledge, tips and strategies to ace your next exam. Jason Blair is an active single and multi-engine instructor and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner with nearly 3,000 hours of instruction given. In his role as Examiner, Jason has conferred more than 800 certificates and ratings. He writes for multiple aviation publications and actively works within the general aviation industry.