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
  • Some webinars qualify for FAA WINGS credit

Registration is required, and space is limited.

Webinars Archive - View Past Webinar Video Recordings



Flying the Garmin GFC 500 Autopilot.                   Wed, Feb 3, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. 

The full-featured GFC 500 autopilot provides thousands of existing fixed-wing general aviation aircraft with a simple, light-weight and cost-effective autopilot upgrade path. The GFC 500 also has integration potential with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi, G500/G600 as well as G3X Touch flight displays, Garmin navigators, as well as a variety of third-party flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.

The GFC 500 is designed for light single-engine piston fixed wing aircraft and boasts traditional autopilot capabilities along with Indicated airspeed climbs/descents, Electronic Stability and Protection, as well as built-in roll steering.

The GFC 500 also incorporates solid-state attitude and robust self-monitoring capabilities to provide superior autopilot performance, greater reliability and safety benefits. As Garmin continues to broaden its aircraft approval list for the GFC 500, join us for this webinar presentation to learn if a Garmin autopilot is right for you. 

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Flight Simulators for Pilots - What's New.                   Wed, Feb 24, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. 

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 and thoroughly discuss the six month old Microsoft Flight Simulator program in detail. We’ll cover which features are beneficial to pilots in addition to what we hope is on the horizon.

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
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 as a tool for pilots  

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