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Free Bluegrass Concert

Labor Day, Monday, September 5

DSC_5374Sporty’s Eastern Cincinnati Aviation, in partnership with the Clermont Sun, is hosting its annual Bluegrass Concert at the Clermont County Airport on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.  The free concert featuring the Comet Bluegrass All Stars will begin at 6:30pm with a second set scheduled to begin at 8pm.

Monday, September 5

Comet Bluegrass All-Stars 6:30pm
Comet Bluegrass All-Stars (2nd set) 8:00pm


Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket and coolers with the entire family for a free evening of delightful music and fun.

From State Route, 32, take the Olive Branch Stonelick exit and follow the airport signs.

Source: SportysFree Bluegrass Concert

FAA Medicals Available at Sporty’s

FAA Aviation Medical Examiner, Dr. John Held, offers aviation medical exams 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, November 14 9am – 3pm All classes
Saturday, December 5 9am – 3pm All classes
Saturday, December 12 9am – 3pm All classes


To schedule, please call Sporty’s at 513.735.9100 ext. 0.

As a reminder, all pilots seeking an FAA medical are required to apply online via FAA’s MedXPress system.  FAA MedXPress allows anyone requiring an exam to electronically complete the FAA Medical Application (Form 8500-8). Information entered into MedXPress will be transmitted to the FAA and available for the Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to review at the time of your exam.  A copy of your MedXPress application should be brought to the exam.

A synopsis of FAA medical standards is available here.

Source: SportysFAA Medicals Available at Sporty’s


Sportys-flying-club-logo_final-300x99Join for the passion, fly for the fun

Sporty’s Flying Club is the perfect opportunity to get more enjoyment and utility from your pilot certificate, delivering a host of exclusive benefits for pilots flying select rental aircraft at Sporty’s Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. Whether you’re an afternoon recreational flyer or require safe, reliable transportation for business or vacation, membership in Sporty’s Flying Club provides valuable benefits to create a fun, hassle-free aviation experience.



– G1000-equipped Cessna 172 Skyhawk at $79/hour (dry – fuel not included)

– G1000-equipped Cessna 182 Skylane at $99/hour (dry – fuel not included)

– No minimum billing for 1-2 day rentals

– Convenient online scheduling

– Preferred currency requirement

G1000_C172_600x450One hour of instruction annually

– Sporty’s G1000 Online Video Course

– Sporty’s Flying Club Polo Shirt

– Access to dedicated 8-day block of availability annually

– Bi-monthly meetings (non-mandatory) for social and educational benefit



– 1-time Enrollment Fee: $299

– Monthly Dues: $49 (1 year commitment please)


Sportys-flying-club-logo_final-300x99Sporty’s Flying Club is the perfect venue to engage in the fun, thrilling adventures general aviation provides.  The Club setting offers a perfect balance of convenience and value – the ideal alternative to the headaches of airplane ownership and unpredictable “rentals”.

The Club is managed by Sporty’s Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. Members must complete an application and possess a Recreational Pilot Certificate or higher and valid FAA Medical Certificate to join.  Membership is limited to 15.

For more information and to join, visit


From The NTSB

The private pilot in a light, single-engine airplane was taxiing toward the runway. The pilot observed a four-engine military C-130 that appeared to be doing an engine run-up, about 300 feet to the left of his taxiway. Seeing the implications of this setup, the pilot asked ground control for further taxi instructions. The controller cleared him to proceed behind the C-130 at his discretion. The pilot continued to taxi behind the C-130 and the plane subsequently blew sideways and overturned.


Rotor Wash

Dealing with prop wash or jet blast is relatively straightforward: It is directed behind the aircraft. Wingtip vortices are a bit more complicated, but still they are easy enough to visualize. Helicopter rotor wash can almost be seen as a hybrid blend of the two. A recent accident at a Colorado airport implicated the rotor wash from a Blackhawk helicopter in the pattern with a Cirrus. It did not end well for the Cirrus, which dragged a wing tip and cartwheeled while in the landing flare. The drift of rotor wash from the recently departed Blackhawk is suspected as a contributing factor.