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Fly until the map turns blue…and then some

A February trip to Nevis in the West Indies would present the opportunity try some products and escape the Ohio Valley winter. This is the first of three installments about our adventure in Sporty’s iconic 1963 Piper Aztec. Follow along on our Caribbean adventure and start planning your own.

Video: short runway landing by a river

There's no shortage of interesting places to fly in a general aviation airplane, and some of those places are close to home. In this video, two friends dodge some rain showers to find a short strip of pavement next to a river that unlocks a wonderful $100 hamburger location. Little adventures like this are what flying is all about.

Friday Photo: First Solo William “Rusty” Smith

The moment: First Solo The pilot: William "Rusty" Smith (right) The place: Brookneal/Campbell County Airport (OV4) The aircraft: 1958 C172 The memory: "13 hours start to solo. 59 years young."   Want to...

Webinar video: Spring Flying Refresher

It’s not always easy for pilots to admit when they’re feeling a bit rusty, but it happens to all of us. Join Sporty's Academy...

Use your iPad to simplify taxiing at large airports

Learning to move around on the ground at large airports with complex runway and taxiway layouts can at first be intimidating, but with proper preparation and some help from the mobile apps like ForeFlight, you'll find that it's really not that difficult to monitor your position and find your way to the runway or parking.

Video: flying a Gulfstream to Paris

Gulfstreams have a well-deserved reputation for being the class of the business jet fleet, with beautiful lines, luxurious cabins, and incredible performance. In this video you'll get to see what it's like to fly one, as two pilots cross the Atlantic to Paris. From the checklists callouts to the route planning to the amazing sunset, it's a great reminder of how fun it is to be a pilot - no matter what you fly.

Quiz: Can You Identify These Airport Signs and Markers?

Getting around on the ground can be one of the most dangerous phases of your flight. In fact, the most deadly accident in history...

Friday Photo – CFI Clayton Lulay

Friday Photo shares those special moments capturing first solos, checkrides or other special memories. Please send your achievements to LearnToFly@sportys.com using the format below...

Introducing Friday Photo – share your special aviation moments

Friday Photo is a new installment to Sporty's Student Pilot News for sharing those special moments capturing first solos, checkrides or other special memories. The...

What’s in my flight bag

I recently decided to treat myself to a brand spankin’ new flight bag because the old one had seen better days. It was, after...