Sporty’s has been training and equipping pilots worldwide since 1961, when Hal Shevers, a flight instructor, sold his first product out of the trunk of his car. In the six decades since, we’ve continuously worked to develop the finest training courses and pilot supplies, all backed by fast and friendly service. Originally based at a small retail location at Lunken Airport (LUK) in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sporty’s quickly grew and soon moved to a larger location at the Clermont County Airport (I69). Today Sporty’s is one of the most respected names in aviation, with corporate activities in every segment of light aircraft from retail to training to maintenance to airport management. Most importantly, our company is still made up of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, just like you.

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Introducing the Pilot Wings Travel Bag Collection from Sporty’s

You do not need a pilot’s license to appreciate Sporty’s new Pilot Wings Bags, a sophisticated and stylish line of aviation-inspired travel bags. Every bag in this collection is a nod to the aviation spirit, featuring a custom lining adorned with airplane and pilot wing silhouettes, making each bag a perfect companion for the aviation enthusiast. Constructed from heavy-duty canvas and accented with premium vegan leather that incorporates our unique Pilot Wings design, these bags are not only stylish, but also durable.


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Sporty’s Announces New iPad Organizer Kneeboard

Sporty’s is proud to announce the latest addition to its popular Flight Gear product line:  the iPad Organizer Kneeboard. The Flight Gear iPad Organizer Kneeboard was designed with the modern pilot in mind, offering a perfect blend of functionality and convenience. This all-in-one organizer features multiple compartments and pockets, allowing pilots to keep their iPad EFBs, and other essential items, neatly arranged and easily accessible during flight.


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Sporty’s Wright Bros. Collection is now Sporty’s Aviation Gifts

Sporty’s Wright Bros. Collection, known for its high-quality historical aviation products, is excited to announce a strategic rebranding and a fresh new focus on aviation-themed gifts under the new banner Sporty’s Aviation Gifts. This transition reflects our commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and expansion of our product line to include a wider range of unique, aviation-inspired items that are perfect for enthusiasts and gift-givers alike.


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Introducing the Captain’s Debriefing Shot Glass Gift Set

Take your post-flight tradition to the next level with Sporty’s new Captain’s Debriefing Shot Glass Gift Set. Designed to commemorate the adventures and accomplishments of aviators, this unique collection is the perfect way to celebrate successful flights, toast future journeys, and enjoy the camaraderie of the aviation community.

The Captain’s Debriefing Shot Glass Gift Set includes four glasses, each cleverly labeled with a different phase of flight:  Departure, Enroute, Arrival and Debrief.

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Introducing the Flight Gear Emergency Backup Battery

Sporty’s is proud to announce the launch of its innovative Flight Gear Emergency Backup Battery, designed to enhance flight deck safety by providing backup power for your electronic flight bag (iPad/iPhone) and other portable devices. This reliable backup battery is sure to provide pilots with the peace of mind that they will never run out of battery power when it is needed most.

The Flight Gear Emergency Backup Battery delivers rapid charging capabilities in a compact design, making it an ideal travel companion.


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Sporty’s Introduces “Got-em on the Fish Finder” T-Shirt

Pilots and aviation enthusiasts will appreciate the new Fish Finder T-Shirt from Sporty’s, a design that combines humor with comfort and style. Featuring a " Got’em on the Fish Finder " banner, this T-shirt is sure to turn heads and spark conversations wherever you go. In addition to its comedic value, the T-shirt is a great way to connect with fellow aviators. Whether you're a pilot looking to showcase your love for flying or an aviation enthusiast seeking a conversation-starter piece, the Fish Finder T-Shirt is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. 

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Introducing the Flight Gear Pull-Down Tie-Down Kit

Sporty’s is proud to introduce the Flight Gear Pull-Down Tie-Down Kit—the simple and reliable solution for keeping your aircraft secure.  Featuring an innovative rope-ratcheting system, which allows for quick and effortless tightening and release, this device is designed with the pilot in mind. Simply attach one of the coated hooks to the aircraft and the other hook to the tie-down anchor point. Then, with very little effort, pull the rope through the automatic ratcheting system to secure the aircraft. When you are ready to fly, use the quick-release trigger on the ratcheting mechanism to release the ropes. It is that simple and quick, with no complicated knots or manual ratcheting required.


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Sporty’s Introduces Professional Logbook Covers

Sporty’s recently released its logbook covers as a stylish and practical way for pilots to carry and protect their logbook and other important documents. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Sporty’s Professional Logbook Covers combine elegance with functionality, making each one an ideal gift, and the essential accessory for pilots who value the perfect blend of style and practicality.

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Sporty’s Launches Free Aerobatics App for Apple Vision Pro

Sporty’s recently released a breakthrough app, Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff for Apple Vision Pro, which promises to revolutionize the way pilots and aviation enthusiasts experience the thrill of aerobatics. The app offers a safe and engaging pathway to experience the complexities of aerobatic flight maneuvers through immersive 360-degree video. Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff allows users to sit in the cockpit virtually with Patty Wagstaff as she demonstrates a variety of aerobatic maneuvers

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Sporty’s Awards Pilot Training+ Scholarship

Ethan DeVries knew from an early age that he was happiest while in and around airplanes. As a high school student in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he continued to dream of flying; but it would be several years before Ethan would take his first Discovery Flight.

Now, Ethan is the latest recipient of Sporty’s $2,500 Pilot Training+ Scholarship. Since earning a political science degree from Calvin University, Ethan has worked professionally as a technology consultant, assisting both start-ups and government entities. His professional career has taken him from Washington, D.C., to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he currently resides with his wife and 17-month-old son.

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