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    Learn To Fly Course (Online) - Private Pilot test prep 1753-1A Learn To Fly Course (Online) - Private Pilot test prep
    Rated 4.8 /5 based on 15 customer reviews
    199.99
    Product description: Save time and moneyFor 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 endorsementAce 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 flyingLearning 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 SportOur 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 availableStudy 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!Exclusive Features: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 technologyWorks anywhere you have a web browserCompatible with Windows, Mac and iPadNo Software to install – just sign inMore Info:Get Started with Sporty's Courses Video: How to Use this CourseMore about our modular training philosophyIntegrating written test prep into your trainingMore about our cross-referenced Practical Test Standards guideMore about our Interactive Maneuvers GuideMore about our lesson-by-lesson syllabusApp Update HistoryWhat's New in Version 2.4 - February 10, 2014This 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 10What’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 testFly at Sporty’s AcademyStop 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.Works with: IE10 Firefox 9+ Chrome Safari 5+ iPadNotes: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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    $199.99
    (Original price $249.00)
    ID: 1753-1A
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    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!

    Exclusive Features:

    • 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

    More Info:

    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.

    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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    Reviewer - ifallover

    Location - Newtown, CT

    Date - 8-11-2014

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Online Course
    Pros

    Reinforces what I read in the book, great video of what we have to know

    Cons

    none found yet

    General Comments

    Have not completed the course ...........yet

    Reviewer - joshua@joshuaboyd.com

    Location - , SC

    Date - 6-30-2014

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Just passed my written test with a 95!
    Pros

    Just passed my written exam with a 95 score using ONLY the Sporty's Learn to Fly course and the Sporty's Private Pilot Test Prep App for the iPad.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    I didn't have the time to be away from my home for the time needed to attend a ground school, so I bought the Learn to Fly Course to enable me to take the course on my own time and review areas that I didn't understand. Worked like a charm!

    Date - 6-23-2014

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
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    Date - 5-29-2014

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    Reviewer - Jim

    Location - , TX

    Date - 5-28-2014

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Private Pilot Test Prep
    Pros

    Convenient self-study for pilots getting back into the skies after some time off. Great review for experienced pilots and enough detail and attention to the basics and fundamentals for the novice. Gret audio and visual. Works on laptop and plays anywhere. Indexed nicely to quickly reference topics. Each presentation is short enough to digest quickly.

    Cons

    None

    General Comments

    Outstanding test prep and review especially for pilots returning to flying.

    Reviewer - eric1228

    Location - Wellsboro, PA

    Date - 3-21-2014

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Well written course.

    Cons

    Some of the questions in the video reviews and test questions are not covered in the materiel. (About 7 so far)

    General Comments

    Good product and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewer - spdracer888

    Location - Old Westbury, NY

    Date - 2-24-2014

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Great Course
    Pros

    Well produced and easy to follow outline. Updated videos is a nice, too.

    Cons

    some subjects (especially weather) went a bit too far into detail for the written exam.

    General Comments

    While the outline is a unique, this course follows what you would normally do in your train. I think Sporty's did a great job producing this video and made sure the contents are relevant according to your progress.

    Date - 2-5-2014

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Better than I expected
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - Rick

    Location - Boulder City, NV

    Date - 8-26-2013

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Incredible course!!!!!
    Pros

    Videos provide easy to understand graphics of concepts. Instructors provide not only concept information, but also 'real world' examples.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - boogertwo

    Location - , AZ

    Date - 6-4-2013

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Great Training Tool!
    Pros

    easy to use
    iDevice compatible (you can download to iPad or iPhone and watch offline)
    Simple to understand
    Great graphics

    Cons

    none

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - QUIKSLVR020

    Location - ST AUGUSTINE, FL

    Date - 3-24-2013

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    AWESOME
    Pros

    SAVED A LOT OF MONEY BY USING THIS COURSE! WHEN I SHOWED UP TO START MY FLIGHT LESSONS, I WAS WAY AHEAD OF THE LEARNING CURVE.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 3-5-2013

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
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    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 8-18-2012

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
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    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 8-6-2012

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended No
    Needs improvement
    Pros

    Lots of interesting material and it seems to be well-explained.

    I watch it for general interest.

    Cons

    I have had a hard time with this review.

    I think that some very simple organizational, structural tweaks _would_ make this course excellent.

    The material appears (remember I am just working toward ground school and FAA Exam) to be very good but it is not clear where I start and how to best use it. The course doesn't show me how to study the material systematically. (And just fwiw, I have passed complex professional exams.)

    The course should offer a road-map so the students can see a logical path with benchmarks on whether the student is understanding the material with, for example, simple quizzes.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Sporty's Response

    Check out our training course outline. It provides an excellent way to keep both the student and the instructor on the same page. Students have the next lesson plan in hand, complete with where to find the information.

    Date - 3-21-2012

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    One of the few courses that addressed Recreational Certificate. You pick which course track you want and the training is tailored to what you need. Videos and computer animations were high quality.

    Cons

    Would have liked a bit more on FAR's and NTSB regs. Was a bit too specific on procedures using a brand new fuel injected 172 ignoring those of us flying older equipment.

    General Comments

    I liked that the course had thorough sections on the written, oral exam and flying to the practical test standards. Other on line/DVD courses just do the written test prep and then charge you more for a separate course.

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