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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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Visit Sporty's at AirVenture Oshkosh

The world's largest airshow starts July 22, 2019, and as usual Sporty's will be there in a big way. Our main tent is located in Outdoor Space #260, just outside of Exhibit Hangar B and Sporty's Wright Bros. Collection will be exhibiting inside Hangar B at booth #2159. We'll also be presenting three seminars throughout the week.


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9 Stratus features that don't make the headlines

Over the last four years, portable ADS-B receivers like the Stratus 2S have been one of aviation's most popular products - and for good reason. These affordable devices deliver an incredible amount of information to your iPad: subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, GPS position and backup attitude. These are certainly the most useful features, but there is more to Stratus than just weather and traffic. Here's a look at nine things you may not have noticed.

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3 New Features on The Learn To Fly App

Sporty's Learn to Fly Course app has three awesome new features that student pilots will love and they don't cost a thing. The free version of the app has access to our Study Buddy test prep and our practice exams for the written test. Sporty's Learn to Fly Course is designed to supplement the ground school while you train for your private, sport or recreational pilots license. Before you fly with your instructor our segmented videos can help you prepare and retain the knowledge for each lesson. It's a powerful tool that just got better. Take a look at how the free version of the app is giving students more than ever before.


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Keeping your charge - iPad battery tips

Let’s add it all up- the electronics pilots take with them on a long cross country trip. We’ve got two ipads (one for the pilot and one for the co-pilot), two cell phones, ADS-B receiver or external GPS for those iPads and maybe a smartwatch or two. Most of these items would be on pilot’s required materials list for flight. 

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Is an in-the-ear headset right for you?

My experience with the Clarity Aloft

Many pilots chase the latest technology, from active noise reduction to Bluetooth audio. But while these headsets are impressive, there is another option: in-the-ear. Is this type of headset right for you?

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