Sporty’s welcomed more than 100 airplanes and their occupants, as well as many guests who arrived by car, to Sporty’s Tenth Annual Fly-In, held Saturday, May 17.
Sporty’s and NFlight Technologies have introduced the first variable propeller filters for pilots flying with the GoPro or iPhone. These filters can be combined with headset audio cables to make complete cockpit video kits, according to Sporty’s officials.
Flying clubs who enrolled as part of Sporty’s Flying Club Rebate Program have now received their first quarterly checks. Rebates for clubs enrolled in this new program totaled more than $,1000, according to Sporty’s officials.
Sporty’s Pilot Shop now offers flight and ground instructors a $25 Sporty’s Gift Card each time one of their students buys a Sporty’s complete pilot course — available for Private, Sport, Recreational and Instrument training.
Sporty’s annual fly-in will be held Saturday, May 17, at the Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. In addition to the usual festivities, at this year’s fly-in, the winner of Sporty’s 2014 Van’s RV-12 sweepstakes airplane will be announced at noon.
Now available in a customizable app are Sporty’s Aircraft Checklists for iPhone and iPad.
Sporty’s Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) program has been revamped and updated with new and valuable information for active instrument pilots. New video, graphics and animations tackle such topics as regulations, required instrument inspections, IFR clearances and aircraft equipment required for IFR flight.
When you’re a pilot, you want people to know. Sporty’s has introduced two new products that help show the world: A backpack and a knife.
Sporty’s and NFlightcam have released a filter for the new GoPro Hero3+ video camera that reduces propeller blur. Attached to the outside of the camera, the filter will make it easy to shoot straight out the front of the cockpit without ugly lines, company officials say.
Sporty’s introduces Low Profile Wood Chocks that fit all aircraft, including Cirrus and new Cessna aircraft with wheel pants low to the ground.