Who we are
Sporty’s, the world’s largest pilot shop, has been offering high quality aviation products and supplies for more than 50 years. Many of these products are designed in-house by our staff of pilots and tested in our flight school. Our experience as pilots, as educators, as airport managers, as aviation advocates–along with our many other endeavors–affords us a unique qualification to provide only the products and services that are the best value to our customers.
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What we believe
- You have the RIGHT to same-day shipping at no extra charge.
- You have the RIGHT to a flight test guarantee on the products you buy.
- You have the RIGHT to speak to a knowledgeable, cheerful customer service rep rather than pressing digits on your phone.
- You have the RIGHT to pay the lowest published price on all items, and we back that up with Sporty’s price guarantee.
- You have the RIGHT to expect quality products that have been pilot-tested and pilot-approved.
Sporty's guarantees competitive pricing on everything we sell. If you find a competitor offering an identical item at a lower advertised price, just mail or fax us the ad, and Sporty's will match that price.
Same Day Shipping
We offer the fastest shipping in the business, so you won’t have to wait for your important charts or a last-minute gift. Since we stock almost everything we sell, we offer same day shipping: in-stock orders placed by5:00pm Eastern (weekdays), will be shipped that same day, often within minutes of ordering. Plus, all orders arrive in just 2 business days with standard shipping. Overnight shipping is also available on most items.
One Year Guarantee
Our one-year guarantee has not changed since we introduced our first product in 1962. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know – we will make it right. If you would like a refund or exchange, please return the product in the same condition in which it was received within 30 days. We feel 30 days allows enough time for you to try the product once or twice. After 30 days, we will continue to support the product for a full year, but refunds and exchanges are not accepted.
Buy Now / Ship Later
Here at Sporty's we do everything we can to make your shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. When you place an order, tell us when you need the item to arrive during the checkout process. We will ship it to arrive on the desired date.
But that's not all; if you're buying a gift you can take advantage of Sporty's custom gift wrapping and let us do all of the work for you. You will see the gift wrapping option as you place items in your shopping cart.
Buy Now and Ship Later is a free service, customer pays regular shipping cost.
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Fly into the Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport (I69) just outside Cincinnati, Ohio, and visit our retail store – we’re right on the runway. We serve free hot dogs, Noon to 2 pm, every Saturday, all year long.
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More than a pilot shop
You know us for our high quality products and our friendly service. What you might not know is that we operate a number of other businesses at our headquarters. This includes an avionics shop, flight school, FBO, charter service, and even a residential airpark. If it's aviation, we probably do it!
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The Sporty's Foundation
The Sporty’s Foundation funds programs that work to educate young people on the excitement and life-enhancing potential of general aviation. To ensure maximum return on donor investments, 100 percent of The Sporty’s Foundation operating costs are underwritten by Sporty’s Pilot Shop. To date, we've donated over $1 million to worthy aviation causes.
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Virtual Tour of Sporty's
Walk around Sporty's from your computer – visit our headquarters, including our store and flight school.
Sporty’s publishes three entertaining and informative online magazines, and they’re all free.
iPad Pilot News
shares real world tips on flying with the iPad, plus app reviews how-to videos.
was first published in 1938, and today it still champions, educates, informs and entertains pilots worldwide.
Student Pilot News
is an all-in-one resource for new pilots, with a flight school database, video tips, and much more.