Sporty’s debuts approval service for iPad/ForeFlight cockpit use

Pilots flying large turbine-powered airplanes governed by Part 91F or flying as a fractional on-demand or Part 135 operation may need formal FAA approval to use an iPad in pursuit of a paperless cockpit. Now these pilots have some help from Sporty’s.

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Sporty’s Foundation makes grants to ensure next generation

For the first quarter of 2013, The Sporty’s Foundation made bequests in the amount of $37,500 to groups and organizations promoting youth programs.

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Sporty’s teams with AIC Title Service

Sporty’s and AIC Title Service have partnered to help pilots through the  process of buying an aircraft.

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Solo celebrations

How many people do you know who took flying lessons but never made it to first solo? Probably a great many. Solo is the first major step in what is a often a long journey to becoming a pilot.

The folks at Sporty’s Academy, in Batavia, Ohio, recognize this, and go all-out when a client hits that all-important milestone.

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Sporty’s launches second-generation Stratus

Sporty’s Pilot Shop, along with partners ForeFlight and Appareo, released a second generation Stratus ADS-B receiver today at SUN ’n FUN. The new Stratus adds ADS-B traffic and a built-in AHRS.

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Sporty’s Academy president honored

Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke has been named Distinguished Alumnus for 2013 for the University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College.

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AWOS now operational at Sporty’s

As of March 7, 2013, an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) is operational at Sporty’s/Clermont County Airport (I69) in Ohio.

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Sporty’s offers new approach to IFR training

IFR training hoods are bulky and awkward to wear in the cockpit. IFR glasses offer a good alternative, but you may be required to put them on and remove them many times during a single flight. Now eFoggers offers a solution for better IFR training, according to Sporty’s officials.

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Sporty’s awards Alaska Seaplane Adventure Sweepstakes

Jonathan Evans of Bedford, Texas, has been chosen as the winner of Sporty’s Alaska Seaplane Adventure Sweepstakes. Evans will travel to Moose Pass, Alaska, to earn his Single Engine Sea Rating with Alaska Float Ratings in a PA-18 Super Cub.

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Lighten up in a Sporty’s pilot T-shirt

Sporty’s has added to its line of humorous T-shirts with three new options:

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