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    Sporty's Instrument Rating Course (Online) 7660-1A Sporty
    Rated 3.6 /5 based on 15 customer reviews
    199.99
    Product description: Pass your tests and more – become a great instrument pilot Earning an instrument rating is a fun and rewarding experience that can make your pilot’s license much more powerful. But instrument flying is also unforgiving, and requires more than just passing an FAA test. That’s why Sporty’s university-level Complete Instrument Rating Course goes far beyond test prep. We go outside the textbook to unlock the secrets of the IFR system, so you can be a safe, smooth and proficient pilot. Detailed video segments cover both glass cockpits and analog gauges. The Sporty’s Advantage More in-flight video More 3D animations More real world flying tips More complete training No talking heads No classroom lectures No boring textbooks Nothing extra to buy Plus Sporty's Triple Guarantee – pass all three tests (written, oral and flight) required to earn your instrument rating or we'll give you your money back. Online Course features All-new design uses the latest HTML5 technology Works anywhere you have a web browser Compatible with Windows, Mac, and iPad No Software to install – just sign in Exclusive features: Exciting in-flight footage – we put you in the cockpit for a pilot's-eye-view of everything you'll see during training. Learning tools – incredible 3D animations make boring subjects come alive Air Facts segments – real world flying tips from legendary author Richard L. Collins Interactive Test Prep – our powerful FAA written test prep program allows you to create custom study sessions PTS Study Guide – the complete text of the FAA's practical test standards, cross-referenced to our course Training Course Outline – a step-by-step syllabus, with all ground and flight lessons The Instrument training experts At Sporty’s, we pioneered weekend instrument ground schools over 50 years ago, traveling the country to teach pilots the keys to IFR flying in just 3 days. Today, we operate an active flight school at our home airport (I69) with over 100 flight students. This everyday practical experience with instrument students makes us uniquely qualified to offer the most complete, up-to-date training courses available. When you learn with Sporty’s, you’re learning from the best. More Info: Get Started with Sporty's Courses Earn FAA WINGS Credit! Sporty’s Instrument Rating Course makes a great refresher after you have your rating. You can even earn FAA Pilot Proficiency Program (WINGS) credit when you complete the course. The credit is automatically awarded when you watch all the videos and complete two practice tests with passing scores. Why participate in the WINGS program? Satisfy your Flight Review requirement by completing a phase. Be eligible for up to a 10% premium savings through AVEMCO. Enhance safety through a consistent recurrent training program. Earn Your Instrument Rating at Sporty’s Academy Ready to put that instrument knowledge to work? You can earn your instrument rating at the home of Sporty’s Pilot Shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. Train with the same instructional staff that brings you Sporty’s Complete Instrument Rating Course on DVD or online. Based at Clermont County Airport (I69), Sporty’s Flight Training Center offers accelerated instrument training in an impeccable fleet of well-equipped aircraft. SportysAcademy.com or email Fly@SportysAcademy.com. Works with IE10 Firefox 9+ Chrome Safari 5+ iPad Notes: Already purchased the course? Login here. Requires Chrome, Safari 5+, FireFox 9+, Internet Explorer 10, iPad browser. Accepted for FAA Wings Credit

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    Pass your tests and more – become a great instrument pilot

    Earning an instrument rating is a fun and rewarding experience that can make your pilot’s license much more powerful. But instrument flying is also unforgiving, and requires more than just passing an FAA test. That’s why Sporty’s university-level Complete Instrument Rating Course goes far beyond test prep. We go outside the textbook to unlock the secrets of the IFR system, so you can be a safe, smooth and proficient pilot. Detailed video segments cover both glass cockpits and analog gauges.

    Free interactive demo

    The Sporty’s Advantage

    • More in-flight video
    • More 3D animations
    • More real world flying tips
    • More complete training
    • No talking heads
    • No classroom lectures
    • No boring textbooks
    • Nothing extra to buy

    Plus Sporty's Triple Guarantee – pass all three tests (written, oral and flight) required to earn your instrument rating or we'll give you your money back.

    Online Course features

    • All-new design uses the latest HTML5 technology
    • Works anywhere you have a web browser
    • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and iPad
    • No Software to install – just sign in

    Exclusive features:

    • Exciting in-flight footage – we put you in the cockpit for a pilot's-eye-view of everything you'll see during training.
    • Learning tools – incredible 3D animations make boring subjects come alive
    • Air Facts segments – real world flying tips from legendary author Richard L. Collins
    • Interactive Test Prep – our powerful FAA written test prep program allows you to create custom study sessions
    • PTS Study Guide – the complete text of the FAA's practical test standards, cross-referenced to our course
    • Training Course Outline – a step-by-step syllabus, with all ground and flight lessons

    The Instrument training experts

    At Sporty’s, we pioneered weekend instrument ground schools over 50 years ago, traveling the country to teach pilots the keys to IFR flying in just 3 days. Today, we operate an active flight school at our home airport (I69) with over 100 flight students. This everyday practical experience with instrument students makes us uniquely qualified to offer the most complete, up-to-date training courses available. When you learn with Sporty’s, you’re learning from the best.

    More Info:

    Get Started with Sporty's Courses

    Earn FAA WINGS Credit!

    Sporty’s Instrument Rating Course makes a great refresher after you have your rating. You can even earn FAA Pilot Proficiency Program (WINGS) credit when you complete the course. The credit is automatically awarded when you watch all the videos and complete two practice tests with passing scores.

    Why participate in the WINGS program?

    • Satisfy your Flight Review requirement by completing a phase.
    • Be eligible for up to a 10% premium savings through AVEMCO.
    • Enhance safety through a consistent recurrent training program.

    Earn Your Instrument Rating at Sporty’s Academy

    Ready to put that instrument knowledge to work? You can earn your instrument rating at the home of Sporty’s Pilot Shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. Train with the same instructional staff that brings you Sporty’s Complete Instrument Rating Course on DVD or online. Based at Clermont County Airport (I69), Sporty’s Flight Training Center offers accelerated instrument training in an impeccable fleet of well-equipped aircraft. SportysAcademy.com or email Fly@SportysAcademy.com.

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    IE10

    Firefox 9+

    Chrome

    Safari 5+

    iPad

    Notes:

    • Already purchased the course? Login here.
    • Requires Chrome, Safari 5+, FireFox 9+, Internet Explorer 10, iPad browser.
    • Accepted for FAA Wings Credit
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    Reviewer - gtencza

    Location - Allenton, MI

    Date - 9-5-2013

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended No
    Not as good as private no questions after videos
    Pros

    Easy to use on ipad

    Cons

    No question after video segments as advertised

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    Location - , SD

    Date - 2-17-2013

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended No
    Not even worth the shipping fees
    Pros

    It was easy to use but then again it was also missing a bunch.

    Cons

    The instrument training program left out so much material it was hardly worth the shipping fees which by the way was free. When I contacted Sporty's about it I received absolutely no responses. Now that that it's been a year, I'm stuck with with an expenditure in my training budget that I will not recover in knowledge or funds.

    General Comments

    Severely disappointed in Sporty's who has been the main source of my aviation training and flight tools. I'll most likely look at other sourness in the future before Sporty's.

    Reviewer - Josh S

    Date - 2-5-2013

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    It is nice being able to access this from almost any computer with the internet. The videos make thing quite helpful as well even though they seem to be dated. The testing is helpful

    Cons

    As with most other software, or study books, the images that are to be referenced when taking the exam are of poor quality. I would have thought these images would be more easily read, but they are very low quality images. Some of the videos are quite old, but you still get the idea. For $200 I think a much better product could have been produced.

    General Comments

    I chose the online version because I thought my iPhone was too small to use the app. I am somewhat glad I did that after seeing some of the 'Refer to image' questions. I believe for the most part that this is a good product and will help me in my instrument training. Just know that you are not getting anything better looking images than the red book..

    Date - 12-11-2012

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Being online, this is always available wherever I am.

    Cons

    May have to buffer a little while on slower connections. I'd also like to see a place you can go to ask questions when your instructor isn't available.

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - BonanzaDriver

    Location - Miami, FL

    Date - 1-19-2012

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Working on your instrument rating?
    Pros

    It's great being able to access and work on my Instrument rating anytime I've got a spare moment or two. A better approach than hauling around 3

    Cons

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    General Comments

    All courses should offer an on-line delivery method - much more convenient than dragging heavy books with me everywhere (I just use my little iPad).

    Reviewer - Ramsey

    Location - Raleigh, NC

    Date - 11-14-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended No
    I really didn't like it
    Pros

    they show you how to use the new technology in weather, navigation and weather services.

    Cons

    very very boring and isn't structured well at least for the written exam. when i took the practice test not much was in the videos so i had to study the answers to every practice test from scratch.

    General Comments

    The pace is very slow and boaring. some technical aspects are not explained well. As for the FAA written exam, nothing in the lecture segments have prepared me in any way for the questions. You start guessing, taking wild stabs.

    i completed the whole sportys course and had to study the answers to the prep questions so i could understand. i only scored 80% on my instrument written test while i scored 98% when i took my private test using the kings ready for takeoff course.

    Date - 4-9-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    No disks or books.

    Cons

    No Disks or Books

    General Comments

    I exchanged the online course for the DVD course after using the
    online course for 3 or 4 hours. To me, books and DVD are faster
    and simpler. But then I'm 54 years old and grew up doing all my
    learning with books.

    Date - 9-8-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The course is outstanding and I am looking forward to finishing it. After the instrument rating I am going to start my instructor rating. I hope sporty's has a course for me to use that is as good as the instrument course is. The Cd's are great and full of information and I am sure pleased with all the information. This makes it much easier to learn than doing it without the instruction. My instructor follows the book and we are both in the same place all the time. Thanks for such a good course.

    Cons

    None

    General Comments

    Great Course

    Date - 3-4-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended No
    Pros

    The practice tests allowed for multiple practices

    Cons

    The explanation of wrong answers in practice were not always clear. The videos go very fast if trying to learn the information requiring lots of pausing rewinding and watching multiple times. If only purchasing the videos there is no material to aid in study other than videos.

    General Comments

    Overall i was dissapointed and would not purchase another course from Sporty's

    Date - 2-20-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The videos and the practice tests were excellent. Allowed me to pass my written with a 93.

    Cons

    The practical standards portion is a bit cumbersome and I am not sure it is all that helpful

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 1-21-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to use, easy flow to the lectures;

    Cons

    No test questions or interactive portion after each section. I am forced to buy my own test book, and try to correlate their questions within certain chapters with your topics going forward.

    General Comments

    So far so good, but I am only getting started. Ask me again in a few months!

    Date - 1-20-2009

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The video content is very informative and pleasant to watch. The graphics and animations are great tools for a visual learner like myself.

    I have not had any trouble with availability of the system - I have been able to use it every time I wanted to.

    Cons

    After watching the first set of videos, I started to taking notes in a composition book. I have filled half of that book with notes from watching the videos. A lot of the stats and facts on the videos are rattled off quickly - it would be helpful if there was a document that had all of the memorization and study materials documented for each of the video segments.

    I found the little section for keeping notes on the screen while watching the video is pretty useless since I needed to draw lots of diagrams in my notes.

    General Comments

    I think it's a good system. I would have expected the online version to cost less than the DVD version. I chose the DVD version only because I wanted to be able to use it from my computer at the office as well as my computer at home, but since the DVD version and the online version are the same price, it was not an easy decision to make.

    I'm not sure how long I get to use the online version. If I had bought the DVD version I could use it indefinitely. It's like renting something without knowing exactly how long you get to keep it, and renting for the exact same price as buying.

    Date - 12-17-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended No
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    Date - 11-24-2008

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Excellent graphics and videos. Really makes understanding new and complex concepts much easier.

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    Date - 9-5-2008

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
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