Rusty Pilot Week Launches at Sporty’s

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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.

Next week is EAA’s Learn to Fly Week

The inaugural EAA Learn to Fly Week will take place next week, May 15-20! Expert flight instructors and representatives from aviation organizations will present free and interactive webinars to help jumpstart your flight training journey.
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Learn to Fly Month at Sporty’s begins Monday, May 1

May is Learn to Fly Month at Sporty’s, a 31-day celebration of flight training designed to help new pilots achieve their aviation goals. In addition to savings on popular pilot gear, Sporty’s will launch a new YouTube video series, host a number of interactive webinars, post over two dozen articles, and even pay some FAA knowledge tests.