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Stereo vs Mono Headsets - what's the difference?

Aug 27, 2018

Buying your first headset can be confusing. There are a lot of things to consider: passive noise reduction (PNR) vs. active noise reduction (ANR), plug types, Bluetooth, aux inputs, ear seals, and finally mono vs. stereo. While we won’t tackle every subject in one blog, we will attempt to answer that age old question: Do I need a mono or stereo headset?


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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs Headsets By Doug Ranly

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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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

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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4 Comments | Posted in PIREPs Headsets By John Zimmerman

Stratus Upgrade Program

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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4 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

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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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

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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10 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

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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0 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

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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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

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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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman
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