Women in Aviation 2024 Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The 2024 Women in Aviation (WAI) scholarship program is open with more than 100 awards valued at over $1m. Scholarships are being offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatcher, and professional development.
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New episodes of Sporty’s Pilot’s Discretion Podcast

Sporty’s Pilot's Discretion Podcast has new episodes available with guests that include Bruce Williams on flight sims as well as EAA Chairman Jack Pelton, discussing EAA AirVenture and the experimental aircraft boom. The informative and entertaining format features wide-ranging questions with one intriguing guest.

Rusty Pilot Week Launches at Sporty’s

your pilot's license never expires, and you don't have to pass a checkride to regain currency. All it takes is some studying and a few hours with a flight instructor. Sporty's and Flight Training Central are here to help.
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FAA proposing rule that will expand aircraft eligible for sport pilot

Under the proposal, aircraft weighing as much as 3,000 pounds will be eligible for Sport Pilot. This more than doubles the weight of aircraft under the current definition of Light Sport of 1,320 pounds, allowing larger and stronger aircraft to qualify as Light Sport.

Sporty’s is celebrating Fly July with specials on pilot gear

During the month of July, Sporty's is hosting a celebration of general aviation across its website, social media, store and, of course, at EAA AirVenture. The goal is to get out and fly this summer!
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FAA updates Advisory Circular for non-towered airport operations

The AC notes that when entering the traffic pattern at an airport without an operating control tower, inbound pilots are expected to observe other aircraft already in the pattern and to conform to the traffic pattern in use. If there are no other aircraft present, the pilot should check traffic indicators.

New online service: train with flight instructors anytime, anywhere

A new online training resource called InstaCFI connects pilots with CFIs across the country to meet virtually for ground instruction, assistance with complex flight planning, avionics instruction and much more.

Free online FIRC available through Sporty’s CFI portal

Sporty’s has developed a fresh new option for flight instructors to renew their CFI certificate using a modern online learning system to deliver innovative, engaging content.

Aviation Flight Training Scholarship Listings

Sporty’s Flight Training Central has compiled a list of those resources that contain hundreds of awards worth millions of dollars that can be applied to various phases of pilot training.

RAA scholarship application window now open

Regional Airline Association (RAA) is encouraging future generations to pursue aviation while helping to offset the financial burden placed on students during their education and training. To support that goal, RAA is awarding three (3) scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each.