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Eric Radtke

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.

Visit Sporty’s at AirVenture Oshkosh

The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration Starts Monday, July 26 The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, kicks off this Monday, July 26 at Wittman...

Webinar Video: Aviation Quiz Hour

How much do you know about weather, airspace, aerodynamics, and flight planning? You’ll find out in this popular webinar recording where Sporty’s instructor, John...

Sporty’s webinar video: iPad Proficiency Check

iPad Proficiency Check from Sporty’s and iPad Pilot News covers a wide range of practical topics on flying with the iPad and the ForeFlight...
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Sporty’s launches Fly July to celebrate general aviation

Fly July - four weeks of product specials, webinars and events During the month of July, Sporty’s will be hosting a celebration of general aviation,...

Updated AIM effective June 17, 2021

On its standard publication schedule, an updated AIM was recently published with changes effective June 17, 2021. Changes include the following paragraphs: 1−1−9. INSTRUMENT LANDING...

Free webinar video: Ask an air traffic controller

Ask a Controller Webinar It’s not uncommon for pilots to have some fear of interacting with Air Traffic Control (ATC) because of concern with making...

“NORDO” – 5 tips for avoiding loss of communication

“NORDO” is a term defined in FAA Order 7110.65 (a.k.a. Air Traffic Controller’s Handbook) as an aircraft that can’t or doesn’t communicate by radio. ...

CFI Tips: Partial Panel Flying

In this latest installment of CFI Tips, Sporty's Academy CFI, Dustin Yockey, discusses partial panel flying and the importance of remaining calm, prioritizing positive...

Rate your flight training experience

AOPA has opened its 2021 Flight Training Experience Survey to any student or pilot who has received instruction in the past year. The survey...

Sporty’s Introduces Commercial Pilot Training Course

Sporty’s latest training course will help pilots earn a Commercial pilot certificate, an essential step on the way to a job as a flight...