Sporty's Fly July Celebration
During the month of July, Sporty’s will be hosting a celebration of general aviation across our website, social media, at Oshkosh, and at our store in Batavia, Ohio—what we're calling Fly July. The goal is to get out and fly this summer, whether it's to start flight training, get current, or take that big cross country you've been dreaming of. Sporty's has the gear and tools to help you achieve your goals and have fun.
Fly July includes:
- Product specials—save on the best pilot gear, with new specials every week
- Free webinars—get current or learn something new
- Live stream sessions—tour Sporty's store and flight school
- New products—see our latest creations in action
- Fly-in events—meet other pilots at Sporty's or Oshkosh
Week 1—July 1 to July 7
Product specials: PJ2 Radio and Flight Gear.
We're kicking off our Fly July celebration with limited time savings on some of our most popular gear. Get the award-winning PJ2 Radio, the only radio with built-in PJ jacks, for the incredible price of just $199. Plus, enjoy savings on Sporty's Leather Original Flight Gear Bag, Cross Country Backpack, Flashlight, and much more. Shop all specials >>
Pilot's Discretion podcast episode: EAA Chairman Jack Pelton.
People come to Oshkosh for the airplanes, but they stay for the people. That's according to EAA Chairman Jack Pelton, who explains why the culture at AirVenture is so unique, why America needs more of this spirit in everyday life, and his favorite place to visit at the big show. He also shares the organization's big plans for the 30th year of the Young Eagles program, why experimental airplanes are so popular right now, and what his top priorities are for the FAA. In the Ready to Copy segment, Jack explains why you can't build a new Cessna 172 for $100,000, shares his favorite vintage airplane, and identifies some underrated aviation museums. Listen starting Tuesday, July 5. Listen here >>
Week 2—July 8 to July 14
Livestream: top 10 new products of 2022.
This year has been packed with new product introductions, from new Garmin smartwatches to new ADS-B receivers to new flight bags. The new products team at Sporty's will be counting down the top 10 new products of the year in a special livestream presentation—Thursday, July 14, at noon eastern time. Follow Sporty's on YouTube and Instagram to watch.
Flying mission: fly to OSH with SimVenture.
Whether you have never flown to AirVenture in the past, or if you are an AirVenture veteran, the procedures to fly into Oshkosh during AirVenture week are some of the most non-standard that you’ll encounter as a VFR pilot. Since pilots typically only utilize these procedures once a year, everyone could benefit from a refresher. PilotEdge’s SimVenture will provide a means for real pilots to practice their arrival and departure just 1-2 weeks before AirVenture, using their flight simulator, while becoming comfortable and familiar with the Notice procedures. Learn more >>
Week 3—July 15 to July 21
Webinar: tailwheel and backcountry flying tips, with Patty Wagstaff.
Interested in earning a tailwheel endorsement, or exploring the exciting world of backcountry flying? Join Patty Wagstaff for a fun and educational webinar on what it takes to get started and stay safe. You know Patty as one of the world’s greatest aerobatic pilots, but she’s also an experienced bush pilot, having flown extensively in Alaska and Africa. She shares the real world tips she's learned through decades of flying in some of the world’s most extreme conditions. Sign Up >>
Flying mission: visit Sporty's.
Sporty's headquarters is on the runway at the Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. It's a great weekend destination and a convenient fuel stop on your way to Oshkosh. Fly into Sporty's this month for in-store only specials and free hot dogs on the grill, every Saturday from noon to 2pm. Details in our fly-in guide >>
Week 4—July 22 to July 31
Product specials: Oshkosh show specials!
There are always plenty of savings on the hottest pilot supplies during the week of Oshkosh. We can't tell you what they are, but check our Specials page often to see the latest deals >>
Flying mission: visit Sporty's tent at AirVenture.
There's just nothing like EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It's a celebration of all things aviation, and a great chance to see new products, meet other pilots, enjoy spectacular airshows, and do a little shopping. Make plans to be there, and visit Sporty's big tent in front of Hangar B. More information >>
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