April 30, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
Sporty's Pilot Shop will hold its annual fly-in and open house at its home base of Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio, on May 18.
“Sporty's has always believed in creating a sense of community at the airport, and so the fly-in is a natural expression of that,” said spokesman Mark Wiesenhahn. “We enjoy providing a venue on a beautiful spring day where folks can come out to the airport and enjoy looking at the airplanes, touring the airport and being able to interact with industry exhibitors on a smaller scale than is possible at a larger event.
The date was selected to coincide with International Learn to Fly Day, said Wiesenhahn. “Getting new people to the airport and providing introductory flights is a goal,” he said. “Most years we net a handful of new students from this effort, and they are people we may not have reached otherwise.”
The company will give away an all-new Legend Cub as part of its Sporty’s Sweepstakes. The event will have more than 30 vendors on display and will feature seminars on topics including flying with the iPad, ADS-B, using video in the cockpit, and tips on using Foreflight Mobile Pro.
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