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In Depth Look at Sporty's Flight Instructor Refresher Course (eFIRC)

May 9, 2018

Sporty’s has developed a fresh new option for flight instructors looking to renew their CFI certificate, using a modern online learning system to deliver innovative content. Sporty’s fully FAA-approved eFIRC will get you up to speed with the latest technology and new developments from the FAA, vastly improving your teaching skills. We even offer a paperless CFI renewal service (ACR processing). Let’s take a look at some of the unique features.

 

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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Sporty's Open House - May 19

May 2, 2018

Mark your calendar - Sporty's is hosting a fun and free day at the airport on May 19, from 10am to 2pm. Fly or drive to Clermont County Airport (I69) to shop our new store, attend an iPad seminar, meet Flight Chops, and enjoy some hangar flying with fellow pilots. It's a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring flying season and to get ready for summer adventures.

 

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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Sporty’s Partners with Recreational Aviation Foundation for Photo Contest

May 1, 2018

The first ever back-country flying photo contest is now open for entries. Recreational Aviation Foundation members are urged to submit a photo to Sporty’s showing some aspect of back-country flying. The winning entry will be published on a future cover of Sporty’s Pilot Shop catalog with the winning photographer given a $500 Sporty’s gift card.Read More
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Earn 3% cash back at Sporty's with the new AOPA World Mastercard

Apr 23, 2018

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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1 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

How to improve reception on your ground-based aviation radio

Apr 19, 2018

The first product Sporty’s ever sold was a receiver/scanner. The small radio allowed student pilots to listen to the interactions between air traffic controllers and airline pilots. By hearing these professionals speak on the radio, students could learn how to better communicate when they were flying. The radios have drastically changed since we first started in 1961, but pilots still like to listen to each other while on the ground.

 

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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By Doug Ranly

iPad Weather Receiver Buyer's Guide

Apr 18, 2018

The ability to view datalink weather on your iPad has been one of the most significant advancements in portable avionics in recent decades. Whether you fly with ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, WingX, or FltPlan Go, you can now monitor NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and much more. But first you need to choose the right receiver. Use this guide to compare all the options, from ADS-B to SiriusXM satellite weather, and find the best fit for your flying.

 

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Unique aviation books from Sporty's Publishing

Apr 16, 2018

Sporty's is famous for producing some of the best videos in aviation, but did you know we also publish books? We get to work with some of the most talented and experienced pilots in the entire aviation community, who share their insight and passion for flying. Here's a look at some of the unique authors published by Sporty's.

 

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Visit Sporty's at Sun 'n Fun 2018

Mar 27, 2018

The first big aviation event of the year is about to kick off, and Sporty's will be there in a big way. The annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in, which takes place in sunny Lakeland, Florida, runs from April 10-15 this year. Stop by Sporty's big tent - just outside Hangar A on the main ramp - for new products, interactive demos, seminars, and much more.

 

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8 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

Sporty's Flight Crew Benefits

Mar 15, 2018

As a member of Sporty's Flight Crew, you'll have access to over a dozen benefits for the active pilot. Enjoy free shipping, unlimited access to Sporty’s training courses, a pro subscription to Sporty's Takeoff app, exclusive savings, and much more.

 

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3 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman

What's new in flight simulators

Mar 6, 2018

After a few quiet years, the flight simulator market has come alive again with some impressive new software options and the return of the best-selling flight control brand. If you're thinking about buying a system (or upgrading an existing one), now is a great time to shop. Here's a look at what's new.

 

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2 Comments | Posted in PIREPs By John Zimmerman
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