The problem with most hard-sided pilot cases is that they were not designed for aviation use, but rather for lawyers and other executives who have to carry voluminous documents, according to the officials at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, who note that pilots require special storage options.
Sporty’s Pilot Shop again teams up with Cessna and Garmin to award a customer a new Cessna 162 SkyCatcher equipped with Garmin G300 avionics for its 2010 Sweepstakes.
Checking the fuel on an aircraft with multiple sumps can be messy and tedious. Sporty’s MultiSump is a fuel tester designed to increase capacity without compromising safety.
Unlike a standard fuel tester, which can fill after just a couple of sumps, the MultiSump can handle eight to 10 samplings. You start out like a normal fuel tester by simply drawing a sample and inspecting it. Here’s where the MultiSump becomes useful: You can then “dump” that fuel into a lower reservoir by tipping the sample cup in any direction.
With a stainless steel push rod, no-drip pouring spout, and a quick-acting drain valve, the MultiSump can be operated with one hand.
For more information: 800-SPORTYS or Sportys.com.
It was a day of celebration at Sporty’s at Ohio’s Clermont County Airport May 2 as Sporty’s hosted its first wedding reception for newlyweds Keith and Jennifer (Thacker) Landrum.
Sporty’s has created interactive Online Maneuvers Guides that explain the maneuvers required for the recreational, private, instrument and commercial checkrides. Adapted from the Sporty’s printed Maneuvers Guides, these online guides provide step-by-step instructions on performing each required maneuver.
At an EAA chapter leadership ice cream social at the end of the first day of the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, EAA‘s Tom Poberenzy and Sporty’s Hal Shever’s informally introduced a joint effort to help Young Eagle‘s flight recipient’s take a next step. Details will be provided at a Thursday press conference, but in general, all kids who take a Young Eagles flight will receive a log book and be enrolled in an online ground school free of charge from Sporty’s Pilot Shop. Stay tuned for more details.
Sporty’s annual Open House and Fly-In is slated for Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
There will be commercial exhibitors, free seminars and free hot dogs.
Sporty’s DVD courses now offer the endorsement to take the FAA written examination.
To be eligible for the written exam endorsement, users must complete the video training material and demonstrate comprehension by completing practice examinations, according to Sporty’s officials.