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Which fire extinguisher is right for pilots

Feb 17, 2020

Fire extinguishers and their ratings can get pretty confusing for those of us who have never had to use one and are simply looking to purchase one for our aircraft “just in case.” What is the difference between the types of extinguishing agents? What about the ratings? Which one works best for you? We'll offer some pilot-to-pilot advice in this article.

 

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Student pilot wins latest Sporty's Flight Crew scholarship

Jan 22, 2020

Josh Calley of Honeoye Falls, NY, is the latest recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded through his membership in Sporty’s Flight Crew program. Josh has accumulated about 40 hours of flying experience and is nearing the completion of his Private pilot training. He is flying a Diamond DA40 through OnCore Aviation at the Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC).

 

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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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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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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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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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