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Student pilot wins latest Sporty's Flight Crew scholarship

Josh Calley of Honeoye Falls, NY, is the latest recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded through his membership in Sporty’s Flight Crew program. Josh has accumulated about 40 hours of flying experience and is nearing the completion of his Private pilot training. He is flying a Diamond DA40 through OnCore Aviation at the Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC).


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The pilots behind the products—Aithre Aviation

One of the best parts of our jobs here at Sporty's is meeting all the passionate, creative pilots who invent new products. We love to test crazy ideas and partner with fellow pilots to bring new concepts to market. In fact, almost everything we sell was created by an aviation enthusiast, whether it's a single person with a vision or a large company packed with pilots. To celebrate these pilot-entrepreneurs, here's another installment in our series called "The Pilots Behind the Products."


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Earn 3% cash back at Sporty's with the AOPA World Mastercard

Sporty's and AOPA have been partners for over 50 years, with a shared mission to make flying safer, easier and more fun. The latest addition to this long partnership is the AOPA World Mastercard. It's loaded with benefits for pilots, including 3% cash back1 on all purchases at Sporty's Pilot Shop3-5. Whether it's a Bose headset or a sectional chart, you can save every time you shop at Sporty's.


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Sporty's Pilot Training Courses - year in review

Sporty's is—and has always been—a flight training organization. Since our founding in the early 1960s, we have been committed to delivering the best training courses for pilots, using whatever the latest technology is, from slides to smart TVs. That means the flight instructors at Sporty's are always working to create new courses and keep our current ones up-to-date, and 2019 was our biggest year yet. Here's a recap.


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2019 Gear of the Year at Sporty's

Every year we ask the pilots at Sporty's to vote for their favorite gear, from headsets to flight bags, in our Gear of the Year survey. After adding up all the votes, we are pleased to present the results of our 2019 poll. The winners include some legendary products and some exciting new ones as well.


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Top 5 Aviation-Themed Home Decor Products

Are you looking for that perfect addition to your home with aviation flair (no pun intended)? It’s hard to imagine the perfect space without some reference to flying. Living rooms, basements, home bars, garages, and especially hangars look great with a propeller proudly displayed. Well, we’ve put together our top five list of aviation decorations that will brighten up your home or make a great gift. Here they are!


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Stratus Stories

How this ADS-B receiver is changing the way pilots fly

Stratus is the simple-to-use, pocket-sized, wireless receiver that transforms your iPad into the ultimate flight tool. Get subscription-free weather, GPS information, ADS-B traffic and backup attitude – all integrated with ForeFlight Mobile. The new Stratus 1S and 2S models offer additional features and even better performance, but with the same pilot-friendly design that has made Stratus the best-selling ADS-B receiver in aviation.

More than just another gadget, though, Stratus is helping pilots fly safer and more confidently on every flight. Here are some recent stories from everyday pilots.

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