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How do ANR headsets work?

Jan 17, 2019

“It’s magic.” At least that is what I thought the first time I turned on an Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headset. WOW! What kind of wizardry is happening in these ear cups? I was instantly convinced that ANR might be the single greatest innovation in aviation history. The noise environment of a piston airplane makes communications tough, but modern ANR headsets have revolutionized the way pilots communicate.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs Headsets By Doug Ranly

Sporty's Flight Crew Scholarship Winner - Rene Wilson

Jan 7, 2019

Rene Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina, has been selected to receive the second Sporty’s Flight Crew Scholarship, which all Gold and Platinum members are eligible to apply for. Rene plans to use the $2500 scholarship to complete his private pilot training.

 

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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Top 5 iPad Kneeboards for pilots

Dec 6, 2018

Securing your iPad in the cockpit is important for both safety and ease of use while flying. For those pilots who prefer a kneeboard to a mount, there are as many options as ever, from basic leg straps to multi-purpose lap desks. Here's our list of the top five kneeboards, as chosen by the pilots at Sporty's.

 

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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Philanthropy spotlight: Young Eagles

Nov 30, 2018

Foundation logoSporty's has a long history of giving back to aviation, with a particular focus on young people and the future of aviation. We simply think it's the right thing to do. In 2007, we formalized our philanthropic efforts by establishing The Sporty's Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting worthy aviation causes. In 2017, for example, the foundation donated over $280,000 to programs - and all with no overhead (Sporty's Pilot Shop underwrites all expenses).

This is the first in a series of articles where we'll highlight individual programs we support at The Sporty's Foundation. Our goal is to shine a light on some great organizations and encourage other pilots to support them.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Top 8 gifts from Sporty's Wright Bros. Collection

Nov 28, 2018

While a headset or a flight bag is always a great gift option, sometimes you're looking for a unique option - something for the home or office, and not the cockpit. For those hard-to-shop-for pilots, Sporty's Wright Bros. Collection has a wide variety of products that will bring a smile to the face of any aviation enthusiast. Here's our top 8 list.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

How to use a Redbird simulator to log proficiency training

Nov 19, 2018

A home flight simulator is a great way to keep your flying skills sharp when the weather is bad or your airplane is in the shop. That's always been true, but recent rule changes make advanced flight simulators much more valuable for training. Here's what the new rules say, and how you can use a Redbird TD or TD2 to save money on proficiency training.

 

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New Video Segments in Sporty's 2019 Instrument Rating Course

Nov 12, 2018

Last week we introduced the latest edition of Sporty's award-winning training system, the 2019 Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating courses. These feature plenty of new technology, from a new Android app to customized test prep tools to CloudAhoy integration. Beyond the powerful new tools, though, are a host of video updates and additions. We're continually working to make our courses the most practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive videos available anywhere. Here's a look at some of the new segments in the Instrument Rating Course.

 

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0 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Video: an interview with flyGIRL Founder Natalie Kelley

Nov 5, 2018

The goal of flyGIRL is to encourage and inspire women and young girls to open their hearts and minds to their potential and to help their dreams take flight. A portion of every flyGIRL sale goes to support the group’s scholarship fund, which awards $5,000 to a woman (young or old) who is pursuing flight training. We talked to Natalie Kelley, founder of flyGIRL, to learn about her journey in aviation and what advice she has for aspiring pilots.

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Top 5 Aviation-Themed Home Decor Products

Nov 2, 2018

Are you looking for that perfect addition to your home with aviation flair (no pun intended)? It’s hard to imagine the perfect space without some reference to flying. Living rooms, basements, home bars, garages, and especially hangars look great with a propeller proudly displayed. Well, we’ve put together our top five list of aviation decorations that will brighten up your home or make a great gift. Here they are!

 

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Comments | Posted in PIREPs By JC Mayerle

10 ways Sporty's makes it easy to buy the perfect headset

Nov 1, 2018

A headset is one of the most important investments a pilot will ever make, and not simply because of the expense. A quality aviation headset can protect your hearing, reduce fatigue, and even improve flight safety. That's why Sporty's offers a variety of tools and resources to make your next headset purchase fast, easy and affordable. We are proud to be the #1 headset retailer in aviation. 

 

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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs Headsets By John Zimmerman
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