Why Choose Sporty’s Academy? Deciding where to learn to fly can be a difficult decision. We’re confident that the flight training you receive at Sporty’s Academy will be the best available, bar none.

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Sporty’s Academy has a superior instructional staff. Our flight instructors aren’t just passing through on their way to another job; they are dedicated to providing the best possible individualized instruction. And they are held accountable, too: strict supervision of your flight training experience ensures that your valuable training dollar is maximized.

Sporty’s instructional staff includes Gold Seal flight instructors and Master designated flight instructors. That means that these instructors meet and exceed rigorous industry standards, and these instructors obtained the distinction of Gold Seal and Master Flight Instructor out of pride of their profession, wanting to be the best possible flight instructor.

Hal Shevers, chairman and founder of Sporty’s, is proud of being a long-time flight instructor. In fact, Hal has so distinguished himself and his high standard of training that he has been inducted into the National Flight Instructor Hall of Fame, an honor granted only a few instructors.

Eric-Sean-Airplane1-300x168Sporty’s Academy is based at a lively, small airport. Clermont County Airport (I69) is an ideal base of operations for a student pilot. It’s small enough that you will not feel intimidated by a fleet of huge airplanes, yet big enough and active enough to give you plenty of real-world flying experience.

Because the airport is home to Sporty’s Pilot Shop, you will have access to all the latest products and services that make flying safer and more fun. Sporty’s weather station will be an integral part of your flight planning, while access to Sporty’s aviation library will complement your own learning.

The Tri-State Warbird Museum is also on the field, and when you’re ready to step up to aircraft ownership, Sporty’s is an aircraft dealer with its own maintenance facility and avionics shop right there. Sporty’s is involved with every aspect of aviation, and that fact makes your training all that more effective.

Sporty’s Academy knows aircraft. Sporty’s Academy maintains an impeccable fleet of aircraft, including Cessna 162, 172s, 182s and a Piper Aztec, including those with glass panels. In addition, Sporty’s Academy is the exclusive operator of Sporty’s 172 LITE aircraft.

With its own maintenance shop on the field and maintenance standards that are the envy of any flight school, you won’t be disappointed with the aircraft in which you train.

sportys academy 1 webSporty’s Academy will be here tomorrow. And tomorrow. And next year. And next year. You’ve no doubt heard the nightmare stories of flight schools that suddenly shut down, taking the student’s cash with them. Sporty’s is entering its 50th year, and as one of the premiere companies in general aviation, has the necessary financial wherewithal and corporate stability.

Sporty’s Academy is more than a flight school. When you train at Sporty’s, you’re part of the Sporty’s family. That means you benefit from training at a school that’s been deeply involved in aviation education since 1961. Unlike other flight schools, Sporty’s has developed its own courses, its own teaching aids for flight instructors and has produced hundreds of hours of video material on all aspects of pilot technique and aircraft safety.

Choosing to train at Sporty’s Academy is the next best decision you can make whether you want to fly just for fun or as the start of an exciting career!