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 flight school for decades, so we know what student pilots need – and what they don’t. And since we are the world’s largest pilot shop, we can offer the best selection of high quality pilot supplies at the best prices. Here’s our selection of helpful tools for learning to fly, all available from Sporty’s:

  1. Home Study
  2. Preflight
  3. In the Cockpit
  4. Complete Packages
  5. Pilot Gifts

Home Study

Learning to fly doesn’t just mean meeting with your instructor. In fact, a lot of learning can happen at home or on your own schedule. Sporty’s offers a variety of study tools, from complete video training courses to FAA textbooks, so you can save time and money on your flight training. Sporty’s award-winning Learn to Fly Course is a great place to start.

Sporty's Learn to Fly Course

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course on DVD

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course Online

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course iPad/iPhone App

Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

FAA Airplane Flying Handbook

VFR Communications DVD

VFR Communications DVD

Federal Aviation Regulations Book

Maneuvers Guide

Private/Sport Pilot Maneuvers Guide

Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards

Preflight

A good flight starts with a good preflight, from planning your route to checking the weather and inspecting the airplane. These tools will help you stay safe, but they also make your preflight faster and more convenient. We even have complete iPad and Android apps for pilots. Many of these were developed by Sporty’s at our flight school, and are used every day at our airport.

Electronic E6B Flight Computer

Electronic E6B Flight Computer

E6B app for iPad/iPhone

E6B App for iPad/iPhone

E6B app for Android

E6B App for Android

Flight plan form

VFR/IFR Flight Plan Forms

Sectional Plotter

Sectional Chart Plotter

Fuel tester

Fuel Tester

Smith & Wesson Captain's Flashlight

Smith & Wesson Flashlight

Crosswind calculator

Crosswind Calculator

Pilot's logbook

Pilot’s Flight Log and Record

In the Cockpit

Once you step into the airplane, you’ll need some important tools. A good flight bag is a critical first step, so don’t skimp on this step. Sporty’s has developed the Flight Gear line of flight bags to offer pilots better construction, more pilot-friendly features and unbeatable prices. A quality headset is another important purchase for a new pilot, and Sporty’s has the best selection of aviation headsets from the names you know: Bose, Lightspeed, Sigtronics, Telex and more.

Tailwind Backpack

Crosswind Flight Gear Bag

Checklist

Cessna Checklist

Sigtronics S-20 Headset

Sigtronics S-20 Headset

Bose A20 Aviation Headset

Bose A20 Aviation Headset

Lightspeed Zulu.2 Headset

Lightspeed Sierra Headset


Sporty’s Tri-Fold Kneeboard

Chart

Aviation Charts

ForeFlight Mobile

ForeFlight App for iPad

 

Complete Packages

Looking for an all-in-one kit with everything you need to get started? Check out Sporty’s Deluxe Learn to Fly Kits. They’re packed with all the essentials for a student pilot, including Sporty’s Complete Learn to Fly Course, a genuine Flight Gear bag and much more.

Deluxe Learn to Fly Kit (DVD)


Deluxe Learn to Fly Kit (App)

Deluxe Learn to Fly Kit (Online)

Pilot Gifts

Celebrate your new status as a pilot with some aviation-inspired gifts. Each one is a fun way to keep your head in the sky, even when you’re on the ground, or let the world know you’re a pilot. Visit our Wright Bros. Collection for a wide selection of gifts, models and aviation memorabilia.

Custom License PlaqeCustom License Plaque

Ray-Ban Aviatior Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Custom-embroidered Golf Shirt

Pilot Wings WalletPilot Wings Wallet

A Pilot and a Normal Person Live Here Doormat

Aviation Doormat

Wings Glasses

Engraved Wings Glasses

Solo Trophy

Solo Recognition Trophy

Garmin D2 Bravo Watch

Altimeter Desk Clock

Altimeter Desk Clock

To shop our complete selection of pilot supplies, visit Sporty’s Pilot Shop.

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John knows how lucky he is to go to work every day at an airport. As Vice President of Sporty’s Pilot Shop’s Catalog Division, he says, “I get to hang around airplanes all the time, flying regularly and testing new products for the catalog.” Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. Despite his love of low and slow flight, John says, “I love the challenge of IFR flying in the system. Seeing the runway lights as you break out on approach is a thrill.”