Poberezny Visits Sporty's Pilot Shop
In addition to being headquarters of its catalog business and flight school, Sporty's has a museum displaying the history of its four-plus decades in business. Hal Shevers (left) and Tom Poberezny, are pictured next to one of Sporty's first products a (for that time) miniature radio.
December 18, 2006 — EAA President Tom Poberezny and EAA Board member David Lau traveled to Clermont County Airport, Batavia, Ohio, where they visited Hal Shevers, EAA 279855, president of Sporty's Pilot Shop. They were joined by David Hipschman, editor of EAA Sport Aviation magazine, Sean Elliott, EAA director of aircraft operations, and members of Shevers' senior staff. Together they toured Sporty's extensive facilities, which have been a fixture on the airport for more than 40 years.
Part of those facilities includes Sporty's original building which, among, other things, serves as meeting and activities headquarters for EAA Chapter 174 "Talespinners."
While at Batavia, the group also toured the new Tri-State Warbird Museum, located adjacent to the airport.