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Earn Automatic FAA WINGS Credit With Sporty’s Courses

Dec 5, 2019

Pilots can now earn FAA WINGS credit automatically from any of Sporty’s 18 training courses, which can help satisfy the requirement for a Flight Review and potentially save money on insurance. Here's how it works.

 

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Part 3: Preparing for the checkride with Sporty's Courses

Nov 12, 2019

Once you've watched all the video segments and used the FAA Knowledge Test prep tools in Sporty's Learn to Fly or Instrument Rating course, there's just one step left: the checkride. Officially called the Practical Test, this involves an in-person interview and flight with a Designated Pilot Examiner. But don't worry - Sporty's courses have all the tools you need to impress the examiner. Here's how to use them.

This post is written for the most recent update to Sporty's courses, the 2020 edition. If you've bought the Sporty's Online Learn To Fly Course or the Sporty's Instrument Rating Course, you have lifetime updates so this can apply to you too! Sportys.com/mycourses updates automatically but if you're using the app version, you may need to open the app store and check for updates.

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Using aviation audio cables with the latest GoPro cameras

Nov 11, 2019

The latest GoPro cameras are the most sophisticated action cameras ever designed, and they are perfect for pilots. You can record your first solo, trip to Oshkosh, or family vacation and get stunning results. We've flown with the brand new HERO8, and the in-flight video was razor sharp, rich in colors, and smooth (thanks to GoPro's incredible HyperSmooth stabilization). But how do you record cockpit audio in addition to video?

 

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Faro Stealth 2 Headsets with Bluetooth - video PIREP

Nov 7, 2019

A good headset is essential for safe and comfortable flying, but too often pilots are faced with a tough choice: pay over $1000 for a great headset, or buy a cheap one that is uncomfortable and lacking important features. Faro has solved this problem with their Stealth 2 Headsets. These sleek and stylish headsets have the high-end features you want, like Bluetooth input and active noise reduction, but at a price you can afford. Here's a video review.

 

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Carbon monoxide - what pilots need to know

Oct 30, 2019

Cold weather can mean better airplane performance and some beautiful winter sunrises, but it can also mean potential danger from the airplane's heating system. Here's what pilots need to know about carbon monoxide: where it comes from, how to prevent it from entering the cockpit, and what tools are available for detecting it.

 

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Part 2: Using Test Prep in Sporty's Courses - Learn to Fly or Instrument Rating

Oct 24, 2019

Sporty’s Learn to Fly/Instrument Rating course has all the tools you need to prepare for the FAA Knowledge Test (sometimes called the written test) - we’ll even give you the flight instructor endorsement to take the test automatically. Just watch all the video segments and pass two practice tests with a score of 80 or better. However, studying for the Knowledge Test without a good plan can be time-consuming and frustrating. Here’s our advice for getting started the right way.
 

This post is written for the most recent update to Sporty's courses, the 2020 edition. If you've bought the Sporty's Online Learn To Fly Course or the Sporty's Instrument Rating Course, you have lifetime updates so this can apply to you too! Sportys.com/mycourses updates automatically but if you're using the app version, you may need to open the app store and check for updates. Read More
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Introducing Sporty's 2020 Courses

Oct 22, 2019

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course has helped tens of thousands of pilots earn their pilot certificate, and it's famous for a relentless pace of innovation. Every year, we add new content, new training tools, and technological enhancements. 2020 is no exception, with a host of upgrades that make training more engaging and more efficient. Here’s a look at some highlights.

 

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Sporty's Headset Buyer's Guide

Oct 21, 2019

Shopping for a headset? The team of pilots at Sporty's have assembled this Headset Buyer's Guide to help you make the right choice. It's packed with charts that allow you to compare headsets side-by-side, plus information about active noise reduction (ANR), in-the-ear headsets, and real world pilot reports on popular headset models.

 

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Part 1: Getting Started with Sporty's Courses - Learn To Fly or Instrument Rating

Oct 17, 2019

Your pilot training course is full of information that will make you a better pilot throughout your training. There's a lot to familiarize yourself with but not to worry, getting started is as simple as watching your first video series. To get you off the ground and in the air - here's how to begin your ground school training with Sporty's Learn To Fly course. 

This post is written for the most recent update to Sporty's courses, the 2020 edition. If you've bought The Sporty's Online Learn To Fly Course or the Sporty's Instrument Rating Course, you have lifetime updates so this can apply to you too! Sportys.com/mycourses updates automatically but if you're using the app version, you may need to open the app store and check for updates. 

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The right gear to get you going - at the right prices

Oct 17, 2019

Learning to fly is a thrilling experience, but it’s also time-consuming and, yes, expensive. That’s why the pilots at Sporty’s are constantly working to make flight training (and flying in general) easier, more efficient, and less expensive. Over the last six months, we’ve introduced a number of new products to help pilots fly safer and save money, and we’re very proud that we haven’t cut any corners to do it.

 

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