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 Stacks of paper charts and heavy manuals have been replaced by a single tablet — and flight bags need to adapt.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.
Sporty’s has chosen the Legend Cub as the airplane for its 2013 Sweepstakes.
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.