Save time and money
For the cost of a single flight lesson, our course will save you hours of time in the air and hundreds of dollars. The step-by-step video lessons are better than ground school, helping you prepare for your next flight lesson ahead of time so you spend less time reviewing and more time learning.
Get your written test endorsement
Ace the written with our interactive test preparation program. You can create customized study sessions from the actual FAA test questions and see the right and wrong answers, plus plain English explanations written by our team of CFIs. Then, take a practice test that simulates the real knowledge exam you'll have to pass. We’ll even give you the flight instructor endorsement to take the written test—right from the course!
Pass all your tests—guaranteed!
Our course is so complete we guarantee you’ll pass all three tests: the written, oral and flight. Incredible 3D animations and dynamic in-flight video make complicated subjects like aerodynamics and weather easy to understand, so you’ll impress the examiner. Plus, our Practical Test Standards Study Guide cross-references every required task to the videos, making it easy to review for the checkride.
Be ready for real world flying
Learning to fly means a lot more than just passing a test. That’s why Sporty’s course goes beyond the textbook to teach you real world flying, making you a safer, more confident pilot. Special Air Facts segments with renowned aviation author Richard Collins are packed with no-nonsense tips you can use after the checkride.
Covers Private, Recreational and Sport
Our Learn to Fly Course is really three courses in one – you choose the license that makes sense for you. Get started with your training and progress toward your first solo, the critical first step for everyone. Then choose the Sport, Recreational or Private Pilot track – it’s all here! Plus, experience has shown that students learn most effectively when the training process is divided into manageable steps. So each module builds on the previous one, creating a building-block approach that saves you time and money.
3 convenient formats available
Study anywhere, anytime – choose from DVD, online or on iPad. Your time is valuable, so we offer our complete course in a variety of formats to suit different needs. Choose the one that is best for you. Every feature of our complete course is available in each of the three formats, so you can study on your TV, Mac, PC, iPad or iPhone. No complicated software to install – it just works!
- Triple Guarantee means you’ll pass all three tests to earn your license or we’ll refund your money in full.
- Award-winning video shot in and around airplanes – not a classroom.
- Incredible 3D animations explain complicated subjects.
- Air Facts segments with legendary author Richard L. Collins.
- Written Test Endorsement available right from the course.
- Practical Test Standards Study Guide cross-referenced to the video.
- Training Course Outline offers a complete, lesson-by-lesson syllabus.
- Modular approach includes Sport, Recreational and Private materials.
- Earn FAA WINGS credit and save on your insurance.
- Always up to date video means you learn the latest information.
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
- Get Started with Sporty's Courses
- Video: How to Use this Course
- More about our modular training philosophy
- Integrating written test prep into your training
- More about our cross-referenced Practical Test Standards guide
- More about our Interactive Maneuvers Guide
- More about our lesson-by-lesson syllabus
App Update History
What's New in Version 2.4 - February 10, 2014
This update adds the new FAA test prep supplement required for Private, Recreational and Sport Pilot written testing. The figures and legends are now displayed as full-color, high-resolution images, making it easier to see and interpret the information required to answer the FAA questions in the test prep section of the course.
What’s New in Version 2.3 - October 4, 2013
This update adds a new feature to the video training section of the app. Now after viewing select video segments you’ll be presented with a short quiz containing FAA test questions covering content from that video segment.
What’s New in Version 2.2 - July 9, 2013
We’ve added a helpful new feature in the test prep section of the course that allows you to pause and save your progress during a knowledge test session, and return later to finish. You can also now review a detailed record of your past test prep sessions, and see your answer selections and explanations for each question.
What’s New in Version 2.1 - October 1, 2012
Added compatibility with Internet Explorer 10
What’s New in Version 2.0 - March 1, 2012
Sporty’s is proud to announce all new content and a brand new modern HTML5 interface for the Learn to Fly Course, and the upgrade is free for existing users:
- New HTML5 design means the course is compatible with all popular web browsers and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android.
- The Learn to Fly Course now includes training for all 3 pilot certificates: Private, Recreational and Sport. You choose the track that’s right for you.
- Improved video streaming for lighting-fast playback.
- After successfully completing the course, you can now receive both FAA Wings credit and an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge test
Fly at Sporty’s Academy
Stop dreaming and start flying at Sporty’s world headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The same experienced, professional instructors that bring you Sporty’s award-winning pilot training courses on DVD or online are available to fly with you at the renowned Sporty’s Academy Flight Training Center – Clermont County Airport (I69). Whether you want to enroll in a training course to earn a pilot certificate or simply take a flight, Sporty’s Academy is here to serve your aviation needs in a fleet of impeccably maintained aircraft. SportysAcademy.com or email Fly@SportysAcademy.com.