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Sporty's Awards First Flight Crew Scholarship

Aug 7, 2018

David Ross of Afton, Tennessee, is the first recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded through his membership in the Sporty’s Flight Crew program. Dave plans to put this money toward an instrument rating.

 

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4 reasons pilots love the Bose A20 headset

Jul 22, 2018

Bose practically invented Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets in the 1990s, and since then they have remained the top-selling ANR headset brand in aviation. What makes their headsets so popular? In a word, balance. We just finished about three months of flight testing with the latest version of the A20, and found a satisfying mix of quiet, comfort, clarity and features. Here's our pilot report.

 

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Stratus Upgrade Program Announced

Jul 20, 2018

Stratus 3 is the latest generation of aviation's top weather receiver. It includes all the features that made previous models so popular, like subscription-free weather and traffic, plus new features and additional app support. Stratus 2S owners can receive a $200 rebate towards the purchase of a Stratus 3 with the Appareo Upgrade Program. Read on for details.

 

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Visit Sporty's at AirVenture Oshkosh

Jul 12, 2018

We've got 3 locations this year! 

Sporty’s main tent is located in Outdoor Space #260, just outside of Exhibit Hangar B. The Stratus Booth is inside Hangar C, Booth #3147 located right across from ForeFlight. New for this year, Sporty's Wright Bros. Collection will be exhibiting inside Hangar B at booth #2159.

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Flight Crew spotlight: flying scholarships

Jun 21, 2018

As a Gold or Platinum member of Sporty's Flight Crew, you'll have access to over a dozen benefits for the active pilot. Enjoy free shipping, unlimited access to Sporty’s training courses, a pro subscription to Sporty's Takeoff app, exclusive savings, and much more. One additional benefit is access to $2,500 flight training scholarships. Here's how to apply.

 

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New Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset - Hands-on Flight Test Review

Jun 11, 2018

ProFlight is the first new headset from Bose since 2010, and it’s a completely new design that’s specifically made for professional pilots. In fact, it’s unlike any other aviation headset we’ve ever seen. We spent a week flying with ProFlight in a variety of airplanes and overall we were impressed. Here’s our hands-on review.

 

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Meet Natalie Kelley, the pilot who founded Fly Girl

Jun 6, 2018

Fly Girl is an exciting new organization with a simple mission: encourage more girls and women to join the aviation community. We sat down with founder Natalie Kelley to learn about her journey as a pilot and the story behind the Fly Girl brand.

 

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In Depth Look at Sporty's Flight Instructor Refresher Course (eFIRC)

May 9, 2018

Sporty’s has developed a fresh new option for flight instructors looking to renew their CFI certificate, using a modern online learning system to deliver innovative content. Sporty’s fully FAA-approved eFIRC will get you up to speed with the latest technology and new developments from the FAA, vastly improving your teaching skills. We even offer a paperless CFI renewal service (ACR processing). Let’s take a look at some of the unique features.

 

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Sporty’s Partners with Recreational Aviation Foundation for Photo Contest

May 1, 2018

The first ever back-country flying photo contest is now open for entries. Recreational Aviation Foundation members are urged to submit a photo to Sporty’s showing some aspect of back-country flying. The winning entry will be published on a future cover of Sporty’s Pilot Shop catalog with the winning photographer given a $500 Sporty’s gift card.Read More
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Earn 3% cash back at Sporty's with the new AOPA World Mastercard

Apr 23, 2018

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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