Sporty’s IFR Communications app and video updated

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by

Sporty’s updated IFR Communications demonstrates real-world flying and communicating in the IFR system by taking you on three separate flights in a variety of airplanes, all with the goal of improving your communication skills. Continue Reading →

Cole James and Perry Inhofe

Continuing a family tradition

Posted on September 29th, 2013 by

More than 30 years ago, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) taught his son Perry to fly in the family’s 1954 Grumman Tiger. Perry’s first cross-country flight after he soloed was to Oshkosh, his dad sitting proudly in the seat beside him.... Continue Reading →

Flight Training Excellence Award finalists named

Posted on September 25th, 2013 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has selected 12 flight training professionals and 11 flight schools as finalists in its annual Flight Training Awards. A winner in each category will be named next month at the AOPA Aviation Summit... Continue Reading →

Instrument Rating Ground School MP3 released

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by

Newly released from Tom Gorski, a Gold Seal CFI with more than 30 years of experience, is an instrument rating ground school in MP3 format. Continue Reading →

SAFE asks FAA to collect recurrent training data

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by

The Society of Aviation Flight Educators (SAFE) last week asked the FAA to start collecting information on pilot recurrent safety training in addition to the data the agency already collects on airports, aircraft, and aircraft activity. Continue Reading →


Thank you for your service

Posted on September 18th, 2013 by

If there is one constant in life, it is that change is inevitable. In the aviation industry, this often manifests as people leave one job to take another. Or, as in the case of JoAnn and Sandy Hill from Longmont,... Continue Reading →

Polk State College receives degree program approval

Posted on September 18th, 2013 by

The Florida State Board of Education has approved a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Sciences program of study for Polk State College. Continue Reading →

Skyport to host first regional Pilot Proficiency Project

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by

In partnership with Redbird Flight Simulations, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) will present its first regional Pilot Proficiency Project at the Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas, on Oct. 26-27. Continue Reading →

Sporty’s challenges NAFI

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by

Sporty’s Pilot Shop, a long-time sponsor of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has issued a challenge grant to NAFI: If the association can $40,000, Sporty’s would donate an additional $10,000. So far, NAFI has raised more than $35,000,... Continue Reading →

Instrument Proficiency Center featured at AOPA Summit

Posted on September 9th, 2013 by

The IMC Club, together with Redbird Flight Simulations, will host an Instrument Proficiency Center at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, next month. Continue Reading →