The Experimental Aircraft Association and Sporty’s Pilot Shop report that more than 30,000 young people have enrolled in Sporty’s Online Learn To Fly Course as a follow-up to their EAA Young Eagles flights. [Read more…]
Sporty’s officials note it has planned its webinar series for 2015 based on pilot feedback of the most popular topics. Sporty’s webinars are live, multimedia presentations delivered online. Attendees hear from subject experts and have the opportunity to ask questions. [Read more…]
Sporty’s has launched its new Cessna 172LITE project, acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments. In fact, the only avionics are a communications radio and a transponder.
A factor not usually considered in attracting new pilot starts is today’s trainers overwhelm beginning students as they stare at dozens of switches, buttons and knobs providing access to unneeded information, Sporty’s officials note. For solo training, the mission is simple: To launch an airplane into the sky and return it safely to the runway, officials say.
Sporty’s 2014 leather jacket collection features the A-2 Leather Flight Jacket, which has been in use for more than 80 years and is a cultural icon.
Sporty’s has posted a gift guide on its website to help the friends and family of pilots get the gifts that pilots really want.
“Non-pilots are in uncharted territory when it comes to selecting a gift for a pilot on their list,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We’ve created our gift guide as the map to simplify gift buying on behalf of pilots.”
The Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver has been updated with ForeFlight version 6.4, which enables flight data recording.