Student pilot store

Student pilot store

Similar to fishing, camping, rock climbing, or boating, getting the right gear for flying is almost as important (and as fun) as the actual activity. At Sporty’s, we’ve operated our own […]

 
Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

Complete Private Pilot Training There’s a lot to learn as a new pilot, but the good news is you can do much of that learning on your own schedule. In […]

 
Flight School Directory

Flight School Directory

One of the first steps in learning to fly is finding the right flight school. Our comprehensive database allows you to search by state and find a school that is […]

 
Sporty’s Academy

Sporty’s Academy

Sporty’s Academy, our on-site flight school, is a premier Pilot Training Center located at the Clermont County Airport in the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. We welcome students from all […]

 
 
 

Recent Articles

Read the latest blog posts from our team of flight instructors and pilots. Every week, we share tips and tricks, helpful resources and personal training stories.

 
  • The Joy of Soft Fields

    The Joy of Soft Fields

    Incorporated into every pilot certificate is the Practical Test Standards (PTS) mandated Soft Field Takeoff and Landing.  Unfortunately, for many students, this simple PTS item can often be the source […]

     
     
  • Getting My Feet Wet

    Getting My Feet Wet

    “Are you ready?” asked my instructor, “Because once we start that engine we will be in constant motion until we are back on the ramp.” But he didn’t mean a […]

     
     
  • First Solo, Again!

    First Solo, Again!

    Here at Sporty’s Academy, we love to celebrate the achievements of our students. One of our biggest celebrations comes when a student successfully completes his or her first solo. We really think that this is a big deal and we want the student to understand this as well!

    It has been many years since my first solo in an airplane. In fact, I’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of that event in a couple of years. Even with the intervening years, I can still remember my takeoff from Runway 29 at the Flagler County Airport in Florida. I don’t really remember the landing but I remember the takeoff. I looked out the side window after liftoff, watched the left main spin to a stop, and thought to myself, “Well, now you have to land it!”

     
     
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  • Flight training and the iPad

    Flight training and the iPad

    Today, pilots are using tablets to assist with just about every aspect of flying. These devices can help you plan cross-country flights, provide preflight weather briefings, display electronic sectional charts, […]

     
     
  • Advice for Student Pilots – Top 10 List

    Advice for Student Pilots – Top 10 List

    With more than a dozen aircraft and nearly 30 instructors, we have a lot of flight training activity. Oftentimes one of our 100+ student pilots will ask for some advice from the more seasoned veterans. The replies vary, but these seem to be the tips you hear most.

     
     
  • Stop and smell the avgas

    Stop and smell the avgas

    We all set goals as pilots, whether it’s completing the first solo, earning a private pilot certificate or simply getting current again. There’s nothing wrong with that (in fact, I think it’s part of what makes flying so rewarding), but we need to be careful that the destination doesn’t overshadow the journey.

     
     
  • Own your training experience

    Own your training experience

    All too often during the course of training students will experience some difficulties with their instructor. These difficulties can range from something as simple as having a rough communication day […]

     
     
  • A pilot looks at 60

    A pilot looks at 60

    Mother, Mother Ocean I have heard your call. Wanted to sail upon your waters Since I was three feet tall.   These words were penned by Jimmy Buffett 40 years […]

     
     
  • Giving Back to Aviation

    Giving Back to Aviation

    You may know Sean D. Tucker as one of the best air show pilots in the business, but did you also know that he is the current Young Eagles Chairman? Sean has held this title since AirVenture 2013 when he took over from Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles. Only a few people have held this title over the years and Sean is as hard working as they come.

     
     
 
 

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Sporty's Pilot Shop
Clermont County/Sporty's Airport
2001 Sportys Dr.
Batavia, OH 45103
1.800.SPORTYS (776.7897)
www.Sportys.com/PilotShop

 
 

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