Wake Turbulence Avoidance

If you are like most students in the country, you are likely training at a smaller, pilot controlled (non-towered) airport.  There are many benefits to training at these smaller airports such as reduced large aircraft traffic.  But this benefit can also be a drawback when you consider the lack of wake turbulence avoidance practice.
collision avoidance quiz

Free Sporty’s webinar: 20 questions to test your aviation knowledge

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Wednesday, December 7 - 3pm eastern How much do you know about…

Airspace operations at Class C and D airports (video tip)

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Class C and D airspace will surround airports that can handle a moderate amount of air traffic. This means there are some important restrictions to remember any time you're operating within - or underneath this airspace. In this week's video tip, we review how Class C and D airspace works, what you need to do to fly legally in it and how to stay safe.

Nothing brings together the aviation community like an AOG event

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“AOG (Aircraft on Ground)” is the term used in aviation to indicated the aircraft is grounded or unairworthy. While it could be for technical reasons, it’s more often referencing a mechanical issue of some variety.

Avoiding adverse drug interactions

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Impairment from medication, particularly over-the-counter (OTC) medication, has been cited in a number of accidents in general aviation (GA).

Introduction to airplane flight instruments (video tip)

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The flight deck of every airplane includes a collection of flight instruments that display important information, like airspeed, altitude, heading and turn information. In this video we’ll go over the standard 6 instruments you’ll find in a Cessna 172 and how to interpret their indications.

Eights on Pylons: Sporty’s Commercial Flight Maneuver Spotlight

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.

Webinar video: advanced flight simulator tips

J oin Sporty's own Chris McGonegle as he covers the advanced tips for using an at home simulator.

FAA launches interactive Fact Book

Interested in uncovering facts about the world of aerospace?…

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course adds new videos and training guides

Sporty’s courses are the ideal pilot training companion – everything you need to prepare for your written test and earn your certificate or rating, with ground school, test prep, and real-world training all in one easy-to-use system. Students enrolled in Sporty's courses enjoy free lifetime updates to both content and features available across all online, mobile app and TV platforms. Here's a quick rundown covering the latest set of updates added this month.