Pilots who want to learn to incorporate iPads into their flying, or learn more about the utility of the iPad, are invited to attend Sporty’s EAA AirVenture forum “Flying with the iPad.”
First presented to a standing-room only audience during this year’s Sun ‘n Fun, “Flying with the iPad” is scheduled for Friday, July 29, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. The same forum will be repeated on Saturday, July 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Both forums will be presented in the NATCA 08 Forum Building.
Presented by Sporty’s Vice President Bret Koebbe, “Flying with the iPad” will cover a wide-range of iPad topics, including information on which model works best for pilots, how to “pre-flight” the iPad, and where to find aviation apps that are geared toward student pilots, private and commercial pilots, and aircraft owners. Koebbe will demonstrate how the iPad can serve as both a GPS navigator, with a large moving map and FAA charts, as well as a replacement to paper charts in the cockpit for Part 91 flight. Koebbe will show the latest iPad accessories, including a wide-range of cockpit mounting options and kneeboards.
In addition to the iPad forum, Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman will present a forum on Saturday, July 30, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. called “Video Cameras in the Cockpit.” This forum will explain how the new generation of HD cameras, including Sporty’s exclusive NFlightcam, can be used for flight training and for fun.
“With the NFlightcam, you can study your own flying, post flying videos on YouTube, or even create your own reality show,” says Zimmerman. “This is an easy camera to use, and it has dozens of uses, all of which are sure to make flying safer and more fun. I’ll explain how to get started.”
Since Sporty’s is committed to expanding the pilots ranks, the third AirVenture forum Sporty’s is presenting is “Why Learn to Fly” at the AirVenture Discovery Center on Thursday, July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke hosts this forum.
“People urge their friends and relatives to learn to fly,” says Radtke, “but sometimes these prospective pilots don’t realize all the benefits, and career opportunities, that come with being a pilot. In this forum, we’ll make sure they know how being a pilot opens dozens of doors.”
For more information: Sportys.com