FBO, aircraft rental and Sportys.com open, flight school closed
Like you, we are disappointed that Sporty’s Academy flight school is CLOSED for face-to-face instruction and are anxious to resume training. At the same time, your health and safety are always our top priority and we remain committed to the community-wide effort and responsibility of fighting COVID-19.
Please keep in mind, if you are currently enrolled in a course of training, you may contact your instructor by phone, email, video, or other mode of virtual communication. Students are encouraged to continue independent self-study and prepare for any outstanding FAA written examinations.
The Sporty’s ECA FBO remains open for airport operations, fuel sales and service as well as aircraft rental. You may also shop Sportys.com for all of your pilot and aircraft needs. You may reach us at 513-735-9500 or [email protected] with questions.
We look forward to seeing you at the airport soon!
Pilots are guaranteed to pass their knowledge test and checkride
Sporty’s latest training course will help pilots earn a Commercial Pilot certificate and, like all Sporty’s courses, the Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course includes multiple formats: iPhone, iPad, Android, and online. Progress always stays in sync between formats, and course access never expires.
Sporty’s powerful test prep tools will help pilots ace the knowledge test. Pilots can choose individual categories or study random questions. For the oral exam, Sporty’s has created 420 detailed oral exam prep flashcards, which cover a wide variety of topics.
Sporty’s Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course includes 36 video segments, with detailed animations describing exactly how to perform all the maneuvers on the checkride. From chandelles to lazy eights, each segment provides step-by-step instructions, Airman Certification Standards for successful completion, and common errors to avoid.
Finally, a complete document library is included, ideal for initial study or follow-up after the checkride. This includes the Commercial Pilot Airman Certification Standards, a complete flight training syllabus, relevant sections of the Airplane Flying Handbook, and much more.
Sporty’s Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course is available for $149.99. For more information or to purchase a course please visitsportys.com/commercial.
10 ACTIVITIES TO GET YOU THROUGH COVID-19
from Sporty’s StudentPilotNews.com
Does the COVID-19 crisis have you down? Yes, unprecedented recommendations and orders have made it challenging to get that aviation fix, but blue skies are ahead and there are activities to participate in right now so that you’re ready to hit the ground running. These challenging times also foster creativity so perhaps our readers will share some additional innovative thoughts. After all, we are a tight-knit community who crave pilot interaction so here are 10 aviation activities you can participate in right now to help keep you connected.
1) Enroll in a new course – Show your COVID-19 resiliency by broadening your horizons and enrolling in a new course. There’s always content worthy of review and always something new to learn. Sporty’s online course portal and Pilot Training app offer 25 course options for everything from weather, to proficiency flying, to avionics, to learning to fly seaplanes, helicopters or even Intro to Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff.
NEW ANIMATION ADDED TO FAA RUNWAY SAFETY PILOT SIMULATOR
The anatomy of a wrong surface event
The FAA recently released the newest animation to the Runway Safety Pilot Simulator “The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event” is the first in a three-part series focusing on causal factors for surface miscues such as the incorrect runway or taxiway, approaches, landings, or departures. Specifically, this episode highlights the importance of guarding against certain human factors and maintaining situational awareness.
Regulatory update: the FAA is allowing pilots to continue to fly if their medical certificate expires between March 31 and June 30 to reduce the burden on the country’s healthcare system and limit the potential spread of the virus. Read the FAA’s notice of the policy decision.
FAA Aviation Medical Examiner, Dr. John Held, offers aviation medical exams and basic med evaluations at Sporty’s Clermont County Airport on select Saturdays. The cost of the exam is $100 payable by cash or check (no credit cards accepted). An EKG (if required) is subject to an additional $35 fee.
Saturday, May 16
9am – 1pm
Saturday, June 6
9am – 1pm
Saturday, July 11
9am – 1pm
Saturday, August 1
9am – 1pm
Saturday, August 29
9am – 1pm
To schedule, please call Sporty’s at 513.735.9100 ext. 0.
For pilots pursuing Basic Med, the required online training is available through two approved sources – AOPA and Mayo Clinic.
VIDEO TIP: SECRETS OF VFR SECTIONAL CHARTS
VFR sectional charts contain a wealth of information and are considered essential equipment for pilots of all skill levels. This week’s tip dives into the symbols and markings used on these charts to help you get more out of the aviation data on your next flight.