Sporty’s commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub, and Sporty’s 2013 Legend Cub Sweepstakes, with this year’s crystal Christmas ornament. The limited edition collector’s item features a Cub in flight.
Young people who have discovered flight through the EAA Young Eagles program now will have more options to further explore aviation as Sporty’s Pilot Shop has upgraded its Sporty’s Learn To Fly Course, which is available to all Young Eagles.
The upgraded course is offered at no charge, continuing the program that began with Young Eagles’ access to Sporty’s Recreational and Private Pilot Course. More than 15,000 young people have already accessed the Sporty’s course following their Young Eagles flights.
Sporty’s has given its electronic E6B flight computer a facelift, with a new rugged case and enhanced features, inlcuding a larger keypad and its own built-in storage case. Rubber feet have been added to keep the E6B from slipping during use, while a new backlit screen makes it useful for night operations.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 Stacks of paper charts and heavy manuals have been replaced by a single tablet — and flight bags need to adapt.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.