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




A Pilot's Guide to Headsets                    Wed, July 7, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. 

Headset technology has advanced rapidly and the features and choices in aviation headsets can be downright overwhelming. ANR, passive, panel-powered, Bluetooth, TSO'd? You can become an informed consumer without hours of boring research. Join Sporty's Doug Ranly as he demystifies the world of aviation headsets, shares what's new, and highlights the features important to you.

Topics include:
- Key Terms
- What to Look For
- Big Name Brands
- Real World Tips and Advice

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iPad Proficiency Check                    Wed, July 14, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. 

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.

Topics include:
- iPad buyer's guide for pilots (including the latest models just announced)
- Fly like a pro pilot with your iPad: developing your own standard operating procedures
- How ForeFlight can improve your preflight planning
- How to take advantage of automated iPad features and use it as a Digital Copilot
- In-flight weather on the iPad (ADS-B & SiriusXM)
- How to use the latest ADS-B weather products
- Must-have iPad accessories for the cockpit

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Quiz Hour: 20 questions to test your aviation knowledge                    Wed, July 21, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. 

How much do you know about weather, airspace, aerodynamics, and flight planning? You’ll find out in this popular webinar format. The pilots at Sporty’s will present 20 questions on a variety of topics, let you answer on screen, then explain the correct answer and discuss the implications. A little competition is always fun, but we’ll also share plenty of valuable tips for safer flying. It’s a great way to review important topics and learn some interesting trivia too.

Your host is Sporty's Pilot Shop Vice President, John Zimmerman. We’re also giving out prizes! If you can get a perfect 20 for 20, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Sporty’s gift card.

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Flight Simulators - Tools or Toys for Pilots                   Weds, August 25, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. 

Flight Simulators have been a popular topic over the past year. Partially because of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator program, but also because new lines of professional equipment have debuted along with training programs. Through all the increased interest, can we qualify an at home flight simulator as a tool or a toy? In this webinar Sporty's own Chris McGonegle will discuss how pilots can best use a simulator at home, what programs are beneficial to the pilot community, and the resources we have to increase our abilities in the airplane. Chris will cover what pieces of hardware work best for different experience levels, he'll also cover the one year old Microsoft Flight Simulator program, in addition to an in depth review of X-Plane 11, Prepar3d, and Infinite Flight.

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
- X-Plane 11
- Prepar3d
- Infinite Flight

Chris McGonegle is a Commercial rated pilot and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Aviation Academy. Chris is the New Product Manager with Sporty's Pilot Shop and is hands-on with all new simulator hardware Sporty's adds to their offering.

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