Sporty's Takeoff

Sporty's Takeoff

By Sporty's Pilot Shop

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2016-05-05
  • Current Version: 1.5.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 56.91 MB
  • Developer: Sporty's Pilot Shop
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings


Don’t wait for your next Flight Review or IPC to get current - keep your flying skills sharp and stay up to date on the latest aviation trends with Sporty's all-new Takeoff app. This fun and easy-to-use app delivers fresh aviation content to your iPad or iPhone every day, and allows you to customize topics to match your preferences. Get notified when new content is available, based on your flying skills and preferences; it's perfect for new student pilots and experienced IFR pros alike. Articles and videos are just the right length for on-the-go pilots, so you can get your aviation fix wherever you are. Features: * Engaging video tips for pilots of all levels * Fun and educational articles by active pilots * Popular aviation podcasts * Breaking aviation news and opinion * Stunning photos and downloadable wallpaper * Interactive quizzes More than just a way to organize content, Takeoff offers a curated selection of aviation videos, articles and pictures for the active pilot. You'll learn from some of the best aviators and flight instructors in the world. Contributors include: * Jason Miller from The Finer Points of Flying shares exclusive tips for safer flying * Meteorologist Scott Dimmich goes beyond the basics in Weather Geek segments * Patrick Carter has also been a Cessna factory test pilot and is currently an Alaska bush pilot and provides insight to Takeoff users from all those perspectives in his captivating videos. * Matt Guthmiller is the youngest pilot to fly around the world solo and shares exclusive video tips on flying technique. * Rob Reider offers dozens of flight training tips, from steep turns to crosswind landings * Steve Thorne, aka Flight Chops, is likely the most popular YouTube pilot right now. He flies interesting airplanes and shares the lessons learned on his VLOG (video blog) which we will share on the Takeoff app. * Exclusive flight training articles from Sporty's team of flight instructors * Legendary perspective from former Flying editor Richard Collins * ATP Amy Laboda writes articles on the pain and pleasure of aircraft ownership. * Real world tricks and emerging trends from Air Facts editor John Zimmerman * iPad insight and shortcuts from iPad Pilot News editor Bret Koebbe * Former FLYING editor and EAA columnist Mac McClellan shares his practical tips on cross-country flying. * Free video tips from the AOPA Air Safety Institute * YouTube stars share the fun side of flying Takeoff is the ultimate experience: - exclusive content only available for Takeoff users - original feature articles - exclusive in-depth pilot training and proficiency videos - ad-free environment - learn from aviation's top experts Takeoff App Privacy Policy:



  • Free trial was helpful

    By joemammasPilot
    I decided to continue my pro subscription after the trial expired. Pro content includes a wide range of aviation related articles and the training videos are high quality. I’ve learned more than $5 a month worth of flying knowledge so I’d say it’s a good deal.
  • Happy with it

    Good stuff, really like the variety of content and that it’s all about flying. No clutter, just Aviation
  • Just not worth it.

    By Bbhffdbh
    I payed for the app just to receive repeated articles! Had trouble twice signing in and tech-support is just a waste of time. I do not recommend!
  • Waste of money. Recycled articles available all over the web.

    By BillyGGG
    Waste of money. Recycled articles available all over the web.
  • Love the app.... Hate constantly logging in

    There is one major issue that I have with this app. I keep getting prompted to login. Can you please fix this feature. Thanks...
  • Work in progress...

    By winetastingprofessional
    The content is very interesting. Sporty's does a great job of curating current topics and presenting them with a good combination of text and multimedia. With that said, a lot of the content is freely available in other places or is edited material from their other Sporty's educational products which makes it seem more like advertising. You can judge if it is worth paying for. Having paid for the subscription, my biggest complaint is having to login in just about every time i launch the app. I have 1 iphone and 2 ipads. When i log into the app on one of them, it seems i have to login again on one of the other devices as i switch devices. This could be easily fixed but for now it is a large inconvenience. Maybe if they offered a 20% off coupon for Sporty's with a paid subscription it would seem more worthwhile. Unless they add more value, I will not re-subscribe.
  • Great App

    By From the Lone Star State
    Very nice layout with lots of good information.
  • It's okay

    By darkha1f
    The content is alright. But having to reconfirme my subscription every few days has grown tiresome so I don't use it.
  • Error after last update

    By Mattosu
    Can't get any articles after last update. Please fix!
  • Free version has little content

    By WilliamBruce
    It seems the free version is a come-on for the paid subscription. There is very little content of real value in the free product.