Video: behind the scenes with Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

Join Sporty's course development team as they demo the latest new features in Sporty's 2021 Learn to Fly Course. This webinar recording shows all the new features in Sporty's award-winning pilot training course how to use it to save time and money during your flight training. Presented by Sporty's Eric Radtke and Bret Koebbe. 

Commercial pilot video tip: Eights on Pylons

There are several new flight maneuvers to learn during Commercial Pilot Training. One of the new ground reference maneuvers is called Eights on Pylons, which involves flying a figure 8 pattern over the ground while varying the aircraft’s altitude in order to maintain a defined visual reference to preselected reference points, called pivot points, or pylons.

Quiz: Airspace classifications and rules

You'll likely pass through several classes of airspace on every flight, whether it's your first solo or a cross-country flight to the beach. Each class of airspace is depicted with unique markings on the sectional chart and different VFR weather minimums and equipment requirements. Take our latest quiz and test your knowledge of the U.S. airspace system.

Video: learning how to land on an aircraft carrier

Everyone was a student pilot once, including the most seasoned Navy pilots who land on aircraft carriers in the middle of the ocean. In this video, you'll get to ride along with one such pilot, as she learns how to land the C2-A twin turboprop on the pitching deck. It's a little more complicated than landing a Cessna 172 on a long runway, but the fundamentals of pitch and power are the same.

Smart study strategies with Sporty’s 2021 Learn to Fly Course

Sporty’s courses are the ideal pilot training companion - everything you need to prepare for your written test and earn your certificate or rating,...

Scheduling your FAA written exam

So you’ve completed your Sporty’s home study course or received an endorsement from your CFI to take your FAA written test - now what? The...

New webinar video: Learning to Fly – How to Get Started

Learning to fly will unlock a world of possibilities and give you unparalleled freedom to see the world. It is a truly unique experience—one...

Emergency Approach and Landing – HD Flight Maneuver Spotlight

You need to react thoughtfully and quickly in the event the engine quits or you experience an unexpected loss of power. This week's tip covers a series of memory items to complete to try to restart the engine, and then what to do if a forced landing becomes necessary.

Video: the river visual approach to DCA

While airline pilots spend a lot of time flying up high, there are a few airports that offer a great view from the flight deck of a Boeing or Airbus. This video is a great example: ride along as an A320 flies the River Visual approach into Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. The flight path follows the river, which means lots of landmarks out the left window.

FAA Hosting Virtual Aviation Safety STEM Career Symposium – April 29

If you or someone you know is a high school or middle school student who may be interested in an aviation-related career, register now...