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Description

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: https://sportys-takeoff.s3.amazonaws.com/tnc/privacy.html

 Free in iOS App Store

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Version History

Launched May 05, 2016 (about 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Apr 01
2019
(Current)
Version 1.5.6

Bug fixes.

Jan 29
2019
Version 1.5.5

Improved quiz controls.

Jun 14
2018
Version 1.5.4

Bug fixes.

Apr 05
2018
Version 1.5.2

- This release includes an update to the Takeoff app's security so that you'll no longer need to log in each time you open the app to access features that require a user account
- Fixes a crash some users might experience when saving an image to their camera roll

Nov 24
2017
Version 1.5.1

- Fixed the iOS widget for iOS 11
- Minor user interfaces updates
- Bug fixes

Nov 16
2017
Version 1.5

-support for iPhone X

Jul 20
2017
Version 1.4.5

Minor bug fixes

Apr 27
2017
Version 1.4.3

We've significantly expanded the variety of aviation articles, videos, news and quizzes in Takeoff with the addition of 5 new contributors:

- Matt Guthmiller is the youngest pilot to fly around the world solo and shares exclusive video tips on flying technique.
- Patrick Carter is an A&P, ATP and former corporate pilot. He 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.
- 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) in the Takeoff app.
- Former FLYING editor and EAA columnist Mac McClellan shares his practical tips on cross-country flying.
- Long-time flight instructor and ATP Amy Laboda writes articles on general proficiency topics as well as on the pain and pleasure of aircraft ownership.

These five pilots join Takeoff’s existing list of contributors: Air Facts Editor Emeritus Richard Collins, Jason Miller from The Finer Points of Flying, Scott Dimmich, an on-air meteorologist and Takeoff’s weather expert, and the Sporty’s team of Bret Koebbe, Eric Radtke, and John Zimmerman.

Mar 27
2017
Version 1.4.2

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 1.4.2
- Fixed issue that could cause views from becoming stuck if selected from Today Widget
- Other minor bug fixes and stability improvements

Mar 20
2017
Version 1.4.1

Version 1.4
- minor bug fixes and stability improvements

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

Mar 06
2017
Version 1.3.4

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

Version 1.3.4
-Improved push notification service

Jan 23
2017
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

Jan 03
2017
Version 1.3.2

Improved stability and performance

Dec 19
2016
Version 1.3.1

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

Dec 05
2016
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

Sep 22
2016
Version 1.2.4

-Minor bug fixes and compatibility updates

Sep 06
2016
Version 1.2.3

- improved how external links are opened in Safari from article and video posts

Aug 09
2016
Version 1.2.2

Bug fixes and performance updates

Jul 18
2016
Version 1.2.1

- Minor bug fixes and user interface improvements

Jul 15
2016
Version 1.2

- Quizzes! Test your aviation knowledge with the new Takeoff interactive quizzes
- We've added "read status" indications for all articles/videos and news items (appears as a blue dot next to the title of the article on the home screen)
- You can now try Takeoff Pro completely free for 30 days
- Bug fixes and video quality improvements

May 19
2016
Version 1.1

- Miscellaneous bug fixes and tweaks to make the user experience faster and more enjoyable.

May 12
2016
Version 1.0.2

- Addresses a bug related to content published in different time zones

May 05
2016
Version 1.0

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