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 Stacks of paper charts and heavy manuals have been replaced by a single tablet — and flight bags need to adapt.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, 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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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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