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Free aviation zoom and iPhone backgrounds from Sporty’s

No one on your zoom chat wants to stare at your boring office wall. Stand-out on your next meeting and show off your aviation...

How to choose the right David Clark passive headset

David Clark is best known for its line of reliable passive headsets. All of these have a five-year warranty, are TSO’d, and made in the USA. The wide selection of passive headsets has something for almost everyone, but they look pretty much the same and have similar price points. What’s the difference? We'll explain.

Departing the airport traffic pattern – HD Flight Maneuver Spotlight

Standard VFR departure procedures are established at pilot-controlled airports to ensure that departing aircraft remain clear of incoming traffic as they climb out of the terminal airport environment.

Friday photo: Brady Kannady first solo

The moment: First solo The pilot: Brady Kannady The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH The aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawk The memory: The feeling of lifting off...
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Share #MyPilotProject with us

We all have our own personal pilot projects, goals we are working towards in our flying careers. Maybe it's something momentous like a first solo or a checkride, or maybe it's something simple like a new airport to visit or a long cross-country to plan. At Sporty's, we want to celebrate the pilot projects in the aviation community. Here's how.
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VFR Flight Following – a pilot’s guide

If “flight following” is a new term, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s not exactly a staple in many Private pilot training programs and...

Video: a day in the life of a Caribbean skydive pilot

There are almost as many aviation jobs as there are pilots. In this video, you'll see a typical day in the life of a pilot flying a Cessna 206, carrying skydivers over beautiful Saint Martin. It's definitely not the typical point A to point B flight, but it's still a lot of fun. Just remember the door is off.

FAA From the Flight Deck Video Series

FAA's From the Flight Deck video series provides pilots with actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage captured with cockpit mounted cameras, combined with...

Quiz: Can You Identify These Airport Signs and Markings?

Taxiing around large airports if often one of the more challenging aspects when learning to fly. Studying the various signs and markings in preparation for operating at an airport with a complex taxiway and runway layout will help you better understand the system and improve your situational awareness as you move from the parking area to the active runway.

Friday photo: danger lurking behind the clouds

The moment: danger lurking behind the clouds The place: Near Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Asheville, NC The aircraft: Piper Aztec The memory: While I would have preferred...