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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Apps provide weather flying tips for general aviation pilots

Sporty’s has released a four-part weather flying series, now available for iPad and iPhone, featuring general aviation weather expert Richard Collins breaks down the challenges and opportunities for flying in the different seasonal weather conditions.

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Sporty’s Fly Away Cleaning Kit debuts

Sporty’s has assembled a pint-sized cleaning kit to keep in your airplane. One pint containers of an assortment of cleaning supplies will ensure your airplane gleams even after a long flight. The small size of the containers makes sure your weight and balance won’t be thrown off with bulky gallon bottles, company officials note.

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Sporty’s Fly-In coming up

Sporty’s Annual Fly-In and Open House is set for Saturday, May 19, at Clermont County/Sporty’s Aiport (I69) in Ohio.

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Commemorate your first solo

Whether it’s your own first solo or that of a friend or family member, Sporty’s First Solo Commemorative Wooden Plaque will keep that memory vivid. The alder wood, laser-etched plaque is custom engraved with the pilot’s name and airplane on two lines.

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Sporty’s introduces Stratus

Sporty’s Pilot Shop has introduced the first completely wire-free weather receiver for the iPad — and it requires no monthly subscription. Stratus combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices.

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Record your flights with NFlightcam Cockpit Video Cameras

Now at Sporty’s are two new models of NFlightcam Cockpit Video cameras ideal for CFIs, students and owners.

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Sporty’s founder to speak at Wichita Aero Club

General aviation icon Hal Shevers, founder of Sporty’s, will be the featured speaker at this week’s Wichita Aero Club luncheon. [Read more...]

Free Sun ’n Fun app available from Sporty’s

Sporty’s, in partnership with Sun ’n Fun, has created a mobile app for the 2012 show, which is now available for both Apple and Android devices. The app may be downloaded free at Sportys.com/apps, through the iTunes App store, or Google Play (formerly Android Market).

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Sporty’s launches new learn to fly course

Sporty’s has launched a new Learn to Fly Course, which provides learning tracks for Private, Recreational and Sport Pilot – or any combination.

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