Oshkosh Bound? Sporty’s Has an App for That – and it’s Free

Whether flying or driving to the world’s greatest aviation celebration at AirVenture this year, Sporty’s has made your planning easier than ever before with a free app for the show. The official EAA AirVenture 2011 Fly-In App is available for both Apple devices (iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch) and Android devices (phones and tablets) and includes everything show-goers need, from maps to guides to schedules to even late-breaking news.

The AirVenture app can help you avoid long lines since you can use it to buy advance tickets and get up-to-the-minute announcements via the live news and Twitter feeds. Helpful Fly-In information includes the complete AirVenture NOTAM for arrival and departure procedures as well as VFR route planning, aerial images and much more information for Oshkosh-bound pilots.

“Of course, if you’re flying to Oshkosh, you may need tie downs, batteries, charts and any number of things, so this app will take you right to Sporty’s online store so you can stock up,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman.

Once at the show, the AirVenture app has maps of the entire show grounds, including individual hangar and display areas for precisely locating the exhibit you’d like to see. The master list of forums and presentations allows you to organize events into a favorites list so you don’t miss a moment of the action.

“You can also review the list of exhibitors with this app and mark those you want to visit in a favorites list,” says Zimmerman. “You can plan a route so you can see everything you want to see without wasting time searching for a particular exhibitor.”

The daily schedule will be right in your pocket too. Sporty’s AirVenture app includes the schedule of forums, workshops, the daily air show and the evening programs to help make your visit even more personal and productive.

“We created and donated this app as a service to AirVenture attendees,” said Zimmerman. “All of us pilots who love our phones and iPads will be able to put them to more good use with this free app from Sporty’s.”

Sporty'sAirVenture App works on all Apple devices, including iPad, iPad2, iPhone and iPod Touch. Another version of the app is designed for Android users, including tablets. For more information, or to get the free app, visit www.sportys.com/apps.