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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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Creating the Perfect Backup Radio

Sep 26, 2019

With iPad apps and portable GPSs in most cockpits, pilots already have great backup navigation tools close at hand. That means the days of buying feature-laden portable radios with VOR navigation and GPS receivers are coming to an end. What’s really needed in an emergency is a reliable, easy-to-use COM radio.

 

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Which handheld aviation radio should I buy?

Sep 5, 2019

A portable radio is an essential tool for pilots of all experience levels. When you're just starting out, listening to local traffic is a great way to improve your communication skills. When you're an instrument-rated pilot, a handheld radio is a convenient option for picking up IFR clearances before engine start. And for any pilot, a quality radio is cheap insurance should the panel go dark.

 

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Sporty’s Awards Latest Flight Crew Scholarship

Aug 6, 2019

Donna Holman of Orangeburg, South Carolina, is the latest recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded through her membership in Sporty’s Flight Crew program. Donna plans to put this money toward her flight instructor certificate so that she can continue to share her passion for aviation with others.
 

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