July 22, 2019

Biweekly Bulletin – July 22, 2019

SPORTY’S RELEASES NEW INSTRUMENT PROFICIENCY CHECK PROGRAM

Become a more confident IFR pilot

Sporty’s new Instrument Proficiency Check Course is designed to cover everything a pilot needs to know in order to stay a safe and proficient pilot in the clouds. Packed with more than three hours of HD video, this course is divided into 38 segments for easy studying with a review quiz at the end which provides instant feedback on how you performed.

New segments cover the latest weather products such as the Graphical Forecast for Aviation (GFA) along with IFR flying strategies to take advantage of the latest technology such as mobile EFB apps, ADS-B and glass cockpits. Updated information on flying with datalink weather to improve in-flight decision making is included as well as an interview with ATC to learn the controller’s expectation for pilots.

Compatible with all devices – iOS, Android, online, Apple TV and Roku – the course also provides links to key reference documents to take your studies to the next level with the FAR/AIM, Instrument Flying Handbook, and more. Accepted for FAA Wings credit.

The Instrument Proficiency Check Course is available for $49.99 and may be purchased at sportys.com and may also be combined with in-airplane IPC training at Sporty’s Academy.

FREE WEBINAR: PASS YOUR CHECKRIDE

with DPE/CFI and aviation writer Jason Blair

Wednesdayday, August 7 – 8pm ET

Taking a checkride can be a stressful event, but it doesn’t have to be. Understanding exactly what to expect in your oral and practical, and how to prepare effectively, can make all the difference between disaster and a valuable, enriching experience. Join Designated Pilot Examiner Jason Blair, as he unlocks the mysteries of the checkride and provides you with the knowledge, tips and strategies to ace your next exam.

Jason Blair – Jason is an active single and multi-engine instructor and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner with nearly 3,000 hours of instruction given. In his role as Examiner, Jason has conferred more than 800 certificates and ratings. He writes for multiple aviation publications and actively works within the general aviation industry.

Space is limited, so register now.

RESPONSES NEEDED FOR AOPA FLIGHT TRAINING EXPERIENCE SURVEY

Help recognize your CFI and Sporty’s Academy

The AOPA Flight Training Experience Survey and Awards is all about recognizing flight training providers who personify leadership, passion, and dedication in the flight training industry. Take the 2019 Flight Training Experience Survey and tell us about your experience by providing feedback on the quality of instruction from your CFI and/or Sporty’s Academy.

 

When you complete the survey, you’ll have the opportunity to enter the 2019 AOPA Flight Training Experience Sweepstakes and become eligible to win one of 11 prizes!

Only about 10 minutes is required to complete. Thank you for your feedback!

HOW TO MOUNT YOUR IPHONE IN THE COCKPIT

From Sporty’s iPad Pilot News

The iPhone 7, 8, X and XS models are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate the larger screens on these phones as alternatives to the iPad.

The increased readability makes the latest iPhones a great backup option as an Electronic Flight Bag, since it’s probably in your pocket already and one app subscription works on multiple devices. Even beyond backup, some pilots are using the iPhone X/XS and 7/8 Plus as their primary EFB, finding its large-but-not-too-large size to be just right for yoke mounting.

Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it’s smart to secure it in the cockpit. In our experience RAM offers the best selection of mounts to keep them stable, so we’ll start there.

Read more at Sporty’s iPadPilotNews.com.

DON’T BE A FAIR WEATHER FLYER

From Sporty’s Student Pilot News

By JC Mayerle

 

Any pilot with an available airplane can’t pass up a severe clear, less than 5 kts forecast. Why would you? There’s breakfast to be eaten, landscapes to be seen, and avgas to be burned. Sounds like the perfect morning really. The morning flight has many benefits – the best of which is the weather. Typically it’s less bumpy and windy which makes for a pleasant flight. Also, there’s less traffic. I’ve been flying under these conditions for my last dozen hours or so. Life is good, call me a fair weather flyer.

It was on my latest flight that I got a little more wind and turbulence than I’m used to. On my flight from Sporty’s (I69) to Portsmouth, OH (PMH), I got bounced around the entire trip and the wind began to gust up to 15 kts. My C172 with nothing but a trim wheel and my abilities got a workout that flight. By no means did I feel unsafe or under-prepared for the flight, but I got a little wake up call about how easy I’ve been making it on myself with flying conditions.

Read more at Sporty’s StudentPilotNews.com.

FAA MEDICALS AND BASIC MED AT SPORTY’S

Now offering Basic Med evaluations – schedule now for remainder of 2019

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.

DATE

TIME

Saturday, August 3

9am – 1pm

Saturday, August 24

9am – 1pm

Saturday, September 14

9am – 1pm

Saturday, October 12

9am – 1pm

Saturday, November 2

9am – 1pm

Saturday, December 14

8am – noon

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.

CERTIFICATES, RATINGS AND SOLOS

Congratulations on recent achievements at Sporty’s Academy

June 27 – Tommy Urling (right), First Solo, with instructor John Dreyer – watch the video

July 9 – John Caudill (right), Instrument Rating, with instructor AJ Sweatland

July 10 – Colin McQuinn (left), Instrument Rating, with instructor Dakota Baker

 

July 11 – Kyle Cabezas (right), First Solo, with instructor Alex Bryant – watch the video

July 11 – Shane Jones (right), ATP, with instructor Tom Baresel

July 12 – Mason Hill (right), First Solo, with instructor Tom Baresel – watch the video

 

VIDEO TIP: TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS ON GRASS RUNWAYS

Taking off and landing on a grass strip requires a modified technique to account for the soft runway surface. You’ll typically start practicing these maneuvers after solo, which will also help to improve your technique for normal takeoffs and landings. This week’s tip shows the step-by-step process required to operate from a grass runway and the differences to expect from a paved runway.

 

 

 

Safe Flying!

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