Virtual Airshow
From June 29 to August 2, Sporty’s will be hosting a virtual airshow across our website and social media. Much more than just a few product specials, we have a complete schedule of events planned for pilots all around the world. We can’t duplicate the brown arch online, but we’ll try to do as many other things as we can to create that magical Oshkosh atmosphere.
  • Free webinars—get current or learn something new 
  • Live stream sessions—talk to Sporty’s product experts
  • Contests—compete against fellow pilots to win prizes
  • Show specials—save on the best pilot gear
  • New products—see our latest creations in action
  • Fun videos—aerobatics, Oshkosh arrival, and more
  • Give back—support EAA in our matching grant initiative (Click here to learn more) 
 
Week 1 
Webinar
: Pilot’s Guide to Headsets.
Learn how to choose the right headset, plus tips for better cockpit audio, from Sporty’s headset expert Doug Ranly. It's an hour of honest opinions and practical advice. Presented live on Thursday, July 2, at 2pm eastern. Sign Up >>
 
Fun flying video: What it’s like to skydive.
Ever wondered what it’s like to open the airshow at Oshkosh by jumping out of an airplane? Join experienced pilot and skydiver JP Shulze for a thrilling look at the world of skydiving. Watch on YouTube >>
 
Contest: Catalog Cover Photos.
Send us your best aviation sunset picture and we’ll pick one winner to appear on a future Sporty’s catalog cover. Send your photo, along with picture information and your name, to: photos@sportys.com 
 
Show specials: Sporty’s online courses.
Save $50 on Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating courses, plus special offers on our Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check courses. Shop all specials >>
 
Live stream: Hands-on with aviation headsets, from Sporty’s store.
Join us for a live look at the most popular aviation headsets, from Bose to Lightspeed to David Clark. We’ll be live in Sporty’s store at the Clermont County Airport. Watch Wednesday at 11am eastern on Sporty’s Facebook page >>
 
Product videos: Virtual tradeshow booth visits.
While you can't walk through the hangars at AirVenture, we have the next best thing, with hands-on product demos from Sporty's partners. This week you can watch videos from Lightspeed, Yaesu, and David Clark. Watch on Sporty's YouTube channel >> 
 
 
Week 2 
Webinar: ForeFlight—What's New and Advanced Features.
Join ForeFlight's Phil Inman as he takes you through some of the latest ForeFlight features and releases including, 3D, multi-tasking, and Internet Traffic. Phil is a member of the Pilot Support Team at ForeFlight. He started flying late in life after years of dreaming about it, and is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot. Presented live on Wednesday, July 8, at 3pm eastern. Sign Up >>

Webinar
: iPad Proficiency Check.

This presentation from Sporty’s and iPad Pilot News covers a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad and the ForeFlight Mobile app. Led by Bret Koebbe, an active pilot at Sporty’s Pilot Shop and head of the video department, this info-packed presentation will explore topics applicable to pilots of all iPad experience levels. Presented live on Thursday, July 9, at 2pm eastern. Sign Up >>
 
Live Stream: Sporty's video team.
Meet the team behind the courses you use. We'll go behind the scenes to see our next training course as it's being developed, from the video editing to 3D animations. Watch live on Sporty's Instagram page >>

Fun Video:
Flying the FISK Arrival
See what it's like to merge with traffic and fly down the railroad tracks to OSH, complete with ATC audio. Hint: it's busy! Coming soon to YouTube.

Contest: Virtual Poker Run.
Share your ForeFlight track log with 5 waypoints. One winner gets a Sentry ADS-B Receiver. Details coming soon.

Product videos: Virtual tradeshow booth visits.
While you can't walk through the hangars at AirVenture, we have the next best thing, with hands-on product demos from Sporty's partners. This week you can watch videos from Flight Outfitters, flyGIRL, and Sporty's portable radios. Watch on Sporty's YouTube channel >> 

Show specials: Redbird flight simulators. 
Save $100 on the complete Redbird Alloy kit, plus special offers on the Jay and TD2 all-in-one home simulators. Check back for more specials every week. Shop all specials >>

 
Week 3
Show Specials: Exciting show specials will be happening all month, stay tuned!
 
Webinar: Home Flight Simulators.
We all know that flight simulators can provide a huge value in flight training but they can also do damage if not used properly. In this talk, we will discuss how to use simulators effectively and how to avoid making mistakes that will degrade your flying skills. We also review the most popular hardware options for home flight simulator use. Presented live on Thursday, July 16, at 2pm eastern. Sign Up >>
 
Contest: Fisk Arrivial Simulator Session.
See how well you can fly the famous Oshkosh arrival in a Redbird simulator. The winner receives a $100 Sporty's gift card. Details coming soon. 

Fun Video: Patty Wagstaff aerobatics routine!
Ride along with the legendary airshow pilot as she narrates one of her incredible routines. Coming soon to YouTube.
 
 
Week 4 
Concert: Rob Reider home concert!
The host of Sporty's videos for over 20 years, Rob is also an accomplished musician. Join him in his home studio for a live performance. Details coming soon. 

Webinar:
 IFR Quiz Hour.

Join us for 20 questions on IFR flying, from instrument approach procedures to weather forecasts. If you can go 20 for 20, you'll win a prize! Presented live on Thursday, July 23, at 2pm eastern. Sign Up >>
 
Live Stream: Tri-State Warbird Museum.
We'll take you inside this beautiful museum, located across the runway from Sporty's, to see a P-51, P-40, B-25, and more. Details coming soon. 
 
 
Week 5  
Video: Virtual exhibit hall.
Simulate the experience of walking the hangars at Oshkosh, as we interview a variety of Sporty's partners, including Bose, Garmin, Flight Outfitters, and more. Details coming soon. 
 
Webinar: Sharpen your skills with Sporty's Academy.
If you haven't been flying as much as usual, this fast-paced webinar is for you. Two experienced flight instructors at Sporty's flight school offer helpful tips for improving your flying. Presented live on Thursday, July 30, at 2pm eastern. Sign Up >>

 

 


 
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The Sporty’s Foundation 2020 Matching Gift Initiative

EAA logoThis has been an unprecedented year, and the impact on the aviation industry as a whole and EAA, in particular, has been significant. To help our friends in aviation, The Sporty’s Foundation has created a matching gift initiative: for every dollar Sporty’s customers donate, up to $25,000, we’ll match it, with 100% of donations going to EAA. Please donate whatever you can. You might consider an amount equal to your expected ticket fee for 2020:
  • Daily AirVenture ticket ($36)
  • Weekly AirVenture ticket ($125)
  • Weekly aircraft camping ($196)