Sporty's Academy Update

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Introducing our 2017 Learn to Fly Course

The Learn To Fly Course

Our award-winning courses have helped over 50,000 pilots learn to fly or add a rating, but we're never standing still. For 2017, we're proud to offer a full suite of upgrades that make flying safer, easier, and more fun. There are seven new features added to the course this year. From updated test prep questions to new video segments and ForeFlight integration to a new headset rental program; there is a lot to gain by using Sporty's course. Find the full details here


Takeoff app adds features

The Takeoff App

This innovative app is a valuable proficiency tool for pilots of all levels. New content is published every day of the year, including videos, articles, podcasts, news, and quizzes. The heart of Takeoff is the unique and high-quality content, but a number of recent improvements have made the app easier to use. Now you can watch a video tip or read an article anywhere you have your iPhone or iPad. Here's what's new.


Flight Instructor Refresher Course in action

The Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course

Sporty’s has developed a fresh new option for flight instructors looking to renew their CFI certificate, using a modern online learning system to deliver innovative content. Sporty’s eFIRC will get you up to speed with the latest technology and new developments from the FAA, vastly improving your teaching skills. Let’s take a look at some of the unique features.


Drone Study Buddy app released

The Study Buddy for Drone Pilots

Sporty's has widely used Study Buddy apps for all levels of pilots looking to earn a certificate or rating. From Private Pilot Study Buddy to Commercial Pilot Study Buddy students can't prepare themselves for the written exams administered by the FAA. There's nothing better than walking into a test ready and confident for what's to come. With Study Buddy, you can do that. The newest app in the lineup is for sUAS pilots, drones. Start your part to remote piloting with this app. 


Free Video Tip

Student Pilot News Free Video Tips

Being a student pilot can be hard, the more you immerse yourself in aviation the better it will stick. Student Pilot News posts free video tips regularly. Here's one on Class B Airspace.


Meet the Team

Bret is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s professional pilot program and has been a flight instructor for over 10 years. During his time as a check airman for Sporty’s Academy, he has earned FAA Gold Seal and NAFI Master Instructor accreditations. Bret specializes in advanced avionics training and especially enjoys working with students learning glass cockpit systems, WAAS GPS units, and iPad and Android tablets in the cockpit. He currently flies both professionally and for fun in a variety of aircraft, from Cessna Skycatchers to a Cessna Citation. Bret is also a Vice President at Sporty’s Academy, where he develops innovative new aviation training products in video, online and mobile app formats.


Finish Up Courses

Are you (or someone you know) one of the thousands of aspiring pilots who started a flight training program, but didn’t finish?  If so, you’re not alone.  In fact, there is data to suggest that you are in the majority of student pilots.  Whether your personal schedule became too hectic or you simply weren’t able to achieve the right continuity with an instructor or flight school, Sporty’s Academy will help you to your pilot certificate goals through our customized “completion” program. Learn more here


The Flight Experience

Freedom, adventure, challenge, fun – flying will unlock a world of possibilities and give you unparalleled freedom to see the world. It is a truly unique experience—one of the last great adventures in our modern life. There’s nothing like your first takeoff in an airplane to show you the fun and freedom of flying.

Sound interesting? The Sporty’s Academy Flight Experience is the perfect opportunity to take your aviation interest to the next level in four flight lessons designed to be fun and inviting while delivering the thrill of a lifetime. 


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