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 a Personal Flight

    The Joy of a Personal Flight

    As Christmas approaches once again, I can’t help but think back to an earlier holiday and a flying experience that I had with two of my favorite passengers; my two daughters. They were a bit younger when this occurred but it is still a great flying memory and one that I’m excited to retell.

     
     
  • Seven winter weather flying tips

    Seven winter weather flying tips

    As the season transitions from fall to winter and the temperature is consistently below freezing, unique challenges are presented to pilots. Flight training doesn’t need to stop in the winter […]

     
     
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  • The dreaded pre-flight, and how to do it well

    The dreaded pre-flight, and how to do it well

    I’ve never liked the pre-flight inspection. It’s like the salad course before a steak dinner–sure, it’s good for you, but all it does is prevent you from getting to the good stuff. But if I could give some advice, it would be short and sweet: “Get over it.”

     
     
  • 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, […]

     
     
 
 

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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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