Sporty’s Webinar Series

Sporty’s is pleased to offer its Webinar Series to our valued customers. These live, multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can participate in a variety of ways.

Sporty’s Webinar Series will touch on a variety of topics from training to new products and services to help you stay informed. For your convenience, all webinars will be archived so you can attend anytime your schedule permits.

  • Stay informed and current
  • Convenient and easy-to-use webinar format
  • Opportunity to participate and ask questions
  • Delivered by the expert staff at Sporty’s

Registration is required, and space is limited.

Webinars Archive - View Past Webinar Recordings



Redbird Flight Simulators and Trainers                    Wed. July 15th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET                 Josh Harnagel                   Sign Up

Finding the right simulator can be a daunting and intimidating task. Join Josh Harnagel from Redbird Flight Simulation as he demystifies what qualities to look for in a trainer and how a Redbird simulator will cover the gamut of what is needed. Whether it's keeping checklist flows fluid, strengthening stick and rudder skills, or flying a challenging approach down to minimums. We'll cover the systems available from the Redbird fleet, and how best to utilize them.

Hosted by Redbird's Josh Harnagel.



Flight Simulators - What Pilots Need to Know                    Thur. July 16th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET                 Chris McGonegle                   Sign Up

We all know that flight simulators can provide 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.
Topics include:
- Popular flight simulator software and hardware options
- How to choose the right system to fit your needs
- How to use flight simulators to learn effectively
- Mistakes to avoid when flying at home
- Advantageous scenarios to fly with a simulator

Hosted by Sporty's Chris McGonegle.



Garmin Portable Products                    Tues. July 21st, 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET                 Michael Kerrigan                   Sign Up

Garmin has kept up its relentless pace of innovation recently, including the aera 760 portable GPS, the innovative GI 275 flight display, the affordable GPS 175 panel-mount navigator, Garmin Pilot app updates, and a whole lot more. Join experienced pilot and Garmin product guru Michael Kerrigan for an in-depth look at the latest news from aviation’s top avionics company. You’ll get a preview of some exciting new technology, and tips for making smarter in-flight decisions.

Hosted by Garmin's Michael Kerrigan.



Quiz Hour: 20 questions on IFR flying                    Thur. July 23rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET                 John Zimmerman                   Sign Up

How much do you know about instrument flight rules, scan methodology, holding entries, and the difference between an IAF and a FAF? The pilots at Sporty’s present 20 questions on IFR flying,  then explain the correct answer and discuss the implications.  See if you can get all 20 questions correct and make your instructor proud. It’s a great way to review important topics and learn some interesting trivia too!
We’re also giving out prizes! If you can go a perfect 20 for 20, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Sporty’s gift card.

Hosted by Sporty's John Zimmerman.



Sharpen your flying skills with Sporty's Academy                    Thur. July 30th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET                 Eric Radtke                   Sign Up

It’s not always easy for pilots to admit when they’re feeling a bit rusty, but it happens to all of us especially in the midst of a pandemic.  Join the instructional staff at Sporty’s Academy for a flying refresher to include flying tips & techniques, regulations, airspace, weather and more!
And if you’ve been away from flying for an extended period of time, we’ll also debunk some of those myths associated with rejoining the aviation community and highlight what may have changed since you last flew.

Hosted by Sporty's Eric Radtke.