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.

 
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  • More Out with the Old, In with the New

    More Out with the Old, In with the New

    In aviation, change comes slowly from the FAA and sometimes more slowly from its users. The Lifted Index Analysis / K-Index Analysis chart was a useful product in its day. It has essentially become a relic of history but this twice a day product of historical data has been replaced with faster and easier to interpret products. Find out more here.

     
     
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  • Don’t say that! 5 phrases to avoid when flying with passengers

    Don’t say that! 5 phrases to avoid when flying with passengers

    Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. A great example is the words we use in the cockpit. Talking is a great way to dispel some fears for a new flyer, but be careful: casual statements can have a powerful effect. Here are five things you shouldn’t say in the cockpit when you’re flying with passengers.

     
     
  • 5 Tips for Solo Cross-Country Flying

    5 Tips for Solo Cross-Country Flying

    Learning to fly is an amazing experience. And flying solo is a part of the experience that can really get your blood pumping. While the excitement never subsides, I’ve found these five tips really help to make my flights safer and more enjoyable.

     
     
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  • Hey Y’all – Watch This!  Five Ways to Scare Your Passengers Away from Flying

    Hey Y’all – Watch This! Five Ways to Scare Your Passengers Away from Flying

    You passed your knowledge test, your medical certification and your check ride. You have your temporary pilot certificate, medical and state-issued photo identification in your pocket and it’s now time to show off by taking a spouse, friend, parent or child for a ride. The next hour will be memorable – for you and your passenger – the question is how it will be remembered?

     
     
  • That Doesn’t Look Like My Airplane!

    That Doesn’t Look Like My Airplane!

    An activity that many pilots enjoy involves sitting at the airport and watching other pilots takeoff and land. While enjoying this pastime you may see some aircraft that look a bit different from your typical trainer.

    Join us as we take a brief look at some of the “other aircraft” that you might see.

     
     
  • Top 5 aviation summer activities

    Top 5 aviation summer activities

    The unofficial start of the summer flying season is of course the Sun ‘n Fun Fly In in Lakeland, Florida (the spring break for pilots) which wrapped up another successful […]

     
     
  • Make Better Landings

    Make Better Landings

    Proper planning prevents poor performance.  I’m not sure who to credit with the adage, but it very much applies to consistent landings. A good landing starts with good planning and […]

     
     
 
 

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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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