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Takeoff – A new approach to pilot proficiency

By Sporty's Pilot Shop

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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.

* 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
* Rob Reider offers dozens of flight training tips, from steep turns to crosswind landings
* Exclusive flight training articles from Sporty's team of flight instructors
* Legendary perspective from former Flying editor Richard Collins
* Real world tricks and emerging trends from Air Facts editor John Zimmerman
* iPad insight and shortcuts from iPad Pilot News editor Bret Koebbe
* Free video tips from the AOPA Air Safety Institute
* YouTube stars share the fun side of flying

Upgrade to Takeoff Pro for the ultimate experience:
- exclusive content only available for Takeoff Pro subscribers
- original feature articles
- exclusive in-depth pilot training and proficiency videos
- ad-free environment
- learn from aviation's top experts

Takeoff Pro Subscriptions:
- monthly recurring fee of $9.99
- annual recurring fee of $59.99

You can also try Takeoff Pro free for 30 days with the Free Trial option in the app.

Access Takeoff Pro for $9.99 per month or $59.99 annually. You will be automatically billed $9.99 through iTunes every 30 days or $59.99 every 365 days until you cancel your subscription. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You subscription can be managed and the auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the App Store Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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What's New in Version 1.3.3

Version 1.3
- Added 3D Touch: instantly access the content you want directly by using the force touch function on the Takeoff home screen icon (iPhone 6S or newer)
- New Takeoff Widget: allows you to launch the four most recent articles from the lock screen’s Today View (or swipe from left to right on the home screen)
- Improved push notifications provide more reliable alerts when new content is available

Version 1.3.1
- Bug fixes

Version 1.3.2
- Improved stability and performance

Version 1.3.3
- Fixed an issue related to password recovery


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Customer Reviews

Good tips, easy to use

Sometimes you only have five minutes to read an article or watch a video, but want something a little better than Facebook. This is a great app for just that. I think it has a wide enough variety to be interesting for anyone who flies. Definitely worth the annual subscription.

I like the new widget too - easy way to see the latest story.

Great App

Very nice layout with lots of good information.

Takeoff – A new approach to pilot proficiency
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.3
  • Size: 52.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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