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The pilots behind the products—Aithre Aviation

Jan 15, 2020

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

Jan 8, 2020

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

Dec 23, 2019

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

Dec 17, 2019

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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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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