More than 15,000 Young Eagles enroll in Sporty’s flight training course

A partnership between the Experimental Aircraft Association and Sporty’s Pilot Shop has allowed more than 15,000 Young Eagles to pursue aviation interests beyond their first flight through Sporty’s Complete Flight Training Course, as part of EAA’s Flight Plan program, which provides free access to Sporty’s Complete Flight Training Course online. Since the joint effort began in April 2009, Sporty’s has donated courses that have a retail value of more than $3 million, according to a report at EAA.org

Stratus updated

Stratus, the portable in-flight weather receiver for ForeFlight that was launched at SUN ’n FUN, has been updated to provide increased performance, according to officials with Sporty’s.

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Sporty’s Pilot Shop expands Oshkosh presence

Sporty’s has expanded its EAA AirVenture presence for 2012 from an inside exhibit to a much larger tent location with even more products and enhanced displays. Located in space #260 in front of Hangar B, Sporty’s will have an array of products on display, including an on-going demonstration of the Stratus, Sporty’s new in-flight weather receiver.

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Sporty’s releases free AirVenture app

Sporty’s has released the official AirVenture 2012 app for iPad, iPhone and Android. The free app contains all the maps, times, places and schedules for the big show, slated to begin July 23.

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Texas duo win Air Race Classic

More than 100 air race pilots competing in the 36th annual Air Race Classic descended on the Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport late last month, after flying a 2,330 nm cross-country course in four days. Starting on June 19, the racers left Lake Havasu, Arizona, on a course that would take them east, north, and finally southeast to Sporty’s.

The first racers began to arrive early on Friday, June 23, and continued streaming in throughout the day, Sporty’s officials report. The winning team, based on fastest handicapped speed, was Dianna Stanger of Fort Lavaca, Texas, and Victoria Holt of Belton, Texas, who flew a Cirrus SR-22.

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Air Race Classic lands at Sporty’s

More than 100 air race pilots competing in the 36th annual Air Race Classic descended on the Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport in Ohio last week, after flying a 2,330 nm cross-country course in four days. Starting on June 19, the aircraft left Lake Havasu, Arizona, on a course that would take them east, north, and finally southeast to Sporty’s.

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Sporty’s unveils new iPad briefcase

With the tremendous popularity of the iPad, many pilots are carrying less gear in the cockpit. Stacks of paper charts and heavy manuals have been replaced by a single tablet — and flight bags need to adapt. That’s why Sporty’s has introduced the new Pilot’s iPad Briefcase.

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Air Race Classic takes off today

The Air Race Classic takes off today, with 49 teams departing Lake Havasu City, Arizona. According to a story at the HavasuNews.com, the racers have eight airports that they must either land at or fly over before reaching their final destination in Batavia in southern Ohio at Sporty‘s headquarters.

Sporty’s to award Legend Cub in 2013 sweepstakes

Sporty’s has chosen the Legend Cub as the airplane for its 2013 Sweepstakes.

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Sporty’s Fly-In draws record crowds

Thanks in part to an ideal day for both flying and strolling around a beautiful general aviation airport, Sporty’s annual fly-in drew more than 1,000 attendees, arriving both by car and airplane. Approximately 200 aircraft arrived during the fly-in, making Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport one busy place on Saturday, May 19.

Attractions included dozens of commercial exhibitors, free seminars, shopping at Sporty’s retail shop and, of course, Sporty’s signature free hot dogs.

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