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    Sporty’s Webinar Series

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    Sporty’s is pleased to offer its Webinar Series as a new service to 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

    2015 Schedule

    Title Date Time Speaker
    Flight Training and the iPad – the iPad as a training resource Thursday, January 22 8:00pm ET David Zitt and Bret Koebbe

    Are you a new iPad user or thinking about getting one? This free webinar will explore all things iPad as it relates to flight training and show you best practices for using it as an electronic flight bag (EFB) in the airplane.

    The iPad is a powerful learning tool if used properly. his presentation will include applications for primary flight training including lesson preparation, flight planning and weather analysis, as well as popular uses for instrument training and even effective use in an emergency. This presentation will also explore a variety of valuable apps to enhance your aviation learning experience.

    Flying Refresher – Time for Rusty Pilots to Get Current Thursday, March 12 8:00pm ET Eric Radtke and David Zitt

    It’s not always easy for pilots to admit when they’re feeling a bit rusty, but it happens to all of us. Join the instructional staff at Sporty’s Academy for a flying refresher to include flying tips and techniques, regulations, airspace, weather and more!

    And if you’ve been away from flying for an extended period of time, we’ll also debunk some of those myths associated with rejoining the aviation community and highlight what may have changed since you last flew.

    Please join us to brush up on your aviation knowledge and return to the skies a safer, more proficient pilot.

    Weather Flying and the iPad Thursday, April 30 8:00pm ET Scott Dennstaedt and John Zimmerman

    Join weather guru Scott Dennstaedt and Sporty’s John Zimmerman as they explore the ForeFlight app, the Stratus ADS-B receiver and how to use both for safer weather flying. From the basics of weather theory to real world tips about flying with ForeFlight, this webinar is packed with information you can use on your next flight.

    Scott Dennstaedt, well-known for his aviation weather expertise for many years, now leads the ForeFlight team in the role of Weather Scientist.  His background and experience as a CFI and research meteorologist provide a unique set of qualifications to lead you through a variety of real-world scenarios to make you a safer, better-informed pilot.

    Garmin Avionics – ADS-B Academy and Product Updates Thursday, June 4 8:00pm ET Michael Kerrigan

    Discover all that ADS-B has to offer in this Garmin ADS-B Academy presentation from Garmin’s Michael Kerrigan. This informative presentation will cover the ins and outs of ADS-B technology and solutions including the latest products available for the flight deck.

    Don’t delay! The 2020 ADS-B Out mandate is quickly approaching. Learn from the experts at Garmin what exactly will be needed and start planning for your upgrade.

    Buying Your First Airplane Thursday, July 9 8:00pm ET Charlie Masters

    Buying your first airplane is an exhilarating experience. But even when you approach aircraft acquisition the right way, it can be a time-consuming and frustrating process so it’s best to have a plan. Join pilot, airplane owner, and aircraft acquisition expert Charlie Masters as he navigates the many factors that weigh into the decision of what’s best for you.

    Topics explored include defining your mission, aircraft research, inspections, financing, and long-term ownership considerations. If you’ve ever considered ownership or an aircraft partnership, this free presentation is a must to ensure a successful outcome.

    ADS-B Update – Equipping for 2020 Thursday, August 20 8:00pm ET John Zimmerman and Chuck Gallagher

    Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (better known as ADS-B) is a new technology revolutionizing the way we fly. Unfortunately, much of the information related to ADS-B is unnecessarily confusing.

    While ADS-B may be confusing, it’s probably the most important technological change you will experience as a pilot over the next two decades. So it’s worth the effort to learn this new language as the 2020 deadline for ADB-Out equipage looms.

    Join Sporty’s John Zimmerman and Cincinnati Avionics’ Chuck Gallagher as they discuss what you really need to know about ADS-B “out” and ADS-B “in.” Learn about panel-mount ADS-B solutions available from Appareo, Aspen, Garmin, and others, plus the exciting developments in the portable market. We’ll cut through the jargon so you understand what’s important—and what’s not.

    New Products Update Thursday, October 1 8:00pm ET John Zimmerman and Doug Ranly

    Sporty’s, the world’s largest pilot shop, has been offering high quality aviation products and supplies for more than 50 years. Many of these products are designed in house by our staff of pilots and tested in our flight school. Keeping up with the thousands of products offered by Sporty’s is no easy task.

    Join the Sporty’s Pilot Shop team for highlights of what’s new. We’ll explore multiple product categories and also let you know about some exciting new features that have been added to the classics. Get product recommendations and advice from the experts and even a sneak peak of what’s to come.

    Advanced iPad Flying Thursday, November 12 8:00pm ET Bret Koebbe

    The iPad is a powerful tool in the cockpit and has become the electronic flight bag (EFB) of choice for pilots, conveniently displaying charts, navigation data and in-flight weather. This webinar will explore advanced topics relating to flying with the iPad to help you maximize its utility in the airplane:

    • Learn how to get more from your iPad with hidden settings and features
    • Complete iPad legal briefing, including AC 120-76B and FAA approvals
    • Real world iPad preflight checklist
    • High-tech iPad accessories
    • In-flight weather on the iPad (ADS-B)
    • ForeFlight Mobile tips and tricks
    • Resolving iPad and application problems

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