Customer Reviews4.6 / 5.063 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.5 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (19)No (1)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA great review!I already had a fair bit of knowledge of what I needed to know, but I felt something was missing. I wanted to take my written exam, but didn't want to read a bunch of dry material from books. The online prep included a lot of review quizzes and lots of video to watch which was pretty interesting and made me feel like I was learning something. Even weather theory started to make more sense. If I could start all over again, I'd do this as I was learning to fly, instead of near the end of my private pilot training. However, it still filled in the cracks I had in my foundation and gave me the confidence to take the written and get ready for the oral/practical.January 12, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoIt's fancy, well explained and full of important and detail informationDecember 25, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability3 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoFor customers outside of the USI am an aspiring pilot looking to fast track my PPL by doing self-study with sporty's online course and the jeppersen ppl book before enrolling into a fast tracked ppl school.
- extensive, easy to understand information and beautiful video illustrations for a different style of learning
- the end of video quizzes are great with an explanation button that fast forwards you to the portion of the video with the explanation for the answer
- the video does not buffer well at all, even with a 300mpbs network speed. At times it is frustrating and painful to go through a video lesson
- Emailing sporty's gave me a reason for the slow video buffers - that their servers are in the states but did not give me an idea of how to fix the problem, or any inputs that helped so you may want to take note if you are outside the USA and want to give them your money.
- some portions of the video could use some updating, although it still serves its purpose of teaching
- The after video quizzes have a fixed set of question and answer. I think they can afford to update their database with more questions
I am still very surprised that at this day and age of our enhanced connectivity we are still facing issues of server location. I have not come across a slow video buffer site for years until sporty's. Perhaps they need some updating so you can use this review as a warning for customers outside of the USA. They don't seem to want to help customers outside the USA either with the problems that I have so take note.December 19, 2017Purchased
1 month agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent valueClear, concise and to the point. Broken up into logical sections.December 5, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery convenient for someone on the goGreat for on the go studying, I download the videos and listen to them on the way to work or watch them on break. Wayyyyy better than the dvdsDecember 4, 2017Purchased
2 months agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWell thought out with videos, quizzes and sample testing that is very easy to follow.As a student pilot I found this course incredibly valuable; I have read a good number of training books but the challenge is always that each one has it’s own style and way of delivery. This course simplified the art of studying and within 2 weeks I am much more proficient and enjoying the process more.November 27, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesCan use it anywhere!Love this coarse. It is very informative, wont put you to sleep, and you can use it on anything that has internet! I review when it is slow at work!!!November 19, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLearn to flyGreat course, would prefer that the more difficult sections in the course go a little slower. I do review them over and over.November 19, 2017Purchased
2 months agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLoving it!Interesting course filled with the information needed to succeed at passing the Private Pilot knowledge test. I am about 55% complete with the course and am looking forward to the practice tests and flash cards. I tried to use another popular course a couple years ago and it was so dry and boring that the experience alone probably contributed to me putting off this lifetime dream. I recommend this Sporty's course in all confidence. It is far from boring and you will enjoy learning.November 18, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat videos and love the pretests that are available! Very beneficial!November 17, 2017Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 45 questions Browse 45 questions and 52 answers1)Will this course enable me to pass the oral portion of the FAA test as well?
2)How does it help with the flight portion of the test? Does it take you thru the steps of flying the aircraft?
Thanks in advance for your answer.BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is total preparation - the written/knowledge test for sure, but also the oral portion and the checkride. While there's a written test prep tool to practice all the questions, the videos are focused on really teaching the material so you understand it, not just memorize it. You'll also get a preview of the checkride in the last part of the videos. This is a complete course.Can I also use the iPhone/iPad app if I only buy the online version? Or do I have to buy both the online and the iOS version in order to watch the videos on both my PC and my iPhone?BEST ANSWER: With the new 2018 courses, you get access to the online version, the iOS app, and the Apple TV app - all for the same price and all with automatic sync. Just buy once and use it anywhere.Is this ground school acceptable?BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what "acceptable" is in this context, so I'll address a couple of them:
1)Do the FAA testing centers accept the Sporty's Certificate of Completion? Yes.
2)Is the training sufficient to pass the test? Yes. I just finished with the video training and practiced the questions until I mastered them. I scored a 98% on the FAA Test (missed one question).
3)Are the videos any good? Absolutely. They add a lot of context to the questions that you can't get by just reading the questions and memorizing the answers.
4)Are the test questions identical to those on the test? Not exactly. Some are, some are different. For example, no practice question addresses the test question that asks about the Mode required on the transponder when squawking 1200. The answer is to set the transponder to "Mode 3/A Code 1200". It was the only question I missed.
I hope this answers the question.
3)Does it have a quiz at the end of each section or chapter?BEST ANSWER: There are short quizzes (2-3 questions) roughly every other video. These questions do not effect the progress of your lessons if answered incorrectly. They are there to help you.For the online format how long is the material available to you?BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.I purchased the Sporty's online Private Pilot Course a year ago. Do I need to upgrade that course to this 2017 version?BEST ANSWER: Just log into the course and you will have the most current program.Can I also watch the videos on my iPhone if I buy the online version? Or do I have to purchase both the online and the iPhone version in order to watch the videos on both my PC and my iPhone?BEST ANSWER: With the 2018 course, you get access to the online, iOS app, and Apple TV app - all for the same price and all with automatic sync. Just buy once and use it anywhere.Can the "Learn To Fly Couse" be used for 2 people in the same family? My son and I are planning to take the course. Is it possible to buy one course & both my son and I use it?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can both use the course, however only one person is able to receive the endoresement for the FAA written course.I am debating between the VFR Refresher and the Private Pilot Test Prep course to catch me up on everything since I haven't flown in 20 years. Which product is more thorough?Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2018 EditionBEST ANSWER: The Learn to Fly course is much more thorough.Have the issues been addressed about the quizzes to matching up with the videos?BEST ANSWER: I have not had an issue with questions not corresponding to the videos. In other words, the quizzes match the videos, so I guess it has been fixed.What items other than the course will I need to get the most out of it (the course)?BEST ANSWER: The course is complete. If you are looking for an additional item I would recommend taking a look at our deluxe kit item 4100A.Does this course cover talking to ATC in enough detail? I am a new student pilot and the thing that intimidates me the most is ATC, and I just want to make sure this course could help me with that (as well as everything else). ThanksBEST ANSWER: This course covers the basic. We do have a VFR Communications course that go into a little more detail.I currently have the pilots handbook of aeronautical knowledge and Airplane Flying Handbook. Will I need to purchase other books or products to go along with the Sportys Private Pilot Online Training curriculum? I'm trying to decide if I should get the kit since I already have two of the books.
GBEST ANSWER: The only other book that would be needed would be the current FAR/AIM.Can you log into this from different computers? EX: like my work computer at the office as well as my home computer? or do you download it directly onto a single computer?BEST ANSWER: The web based one can be accessed from anywhere. I have logged in from 3 different computers and my laptop.If purchased as a gift for my son how long would he have access to the program?BEST ANSWER: He is only 10 and couldn't get is license for 6 years but would like to start now. Would he get all the updates?How do I access this course via Apple TV? Do I have to load/buy something using iTunes, or does the Apple TV have a way to do that? (If it does, I'm not seeing it.)BEST ANSWER: Note that the Apple TV app only works on the latest generation (4th) Apple TV. Previous models do not have access to the Apple TV app store.Will the online program work with Android 5.1? I have a Lenovo tablet dedicated to learning to fly apps.BEST ANSWER: It needs a browser to access the online web url.I tried it on my Samsung S5 Galaxy and it works. Hope this helps.How many months for training..?BEST ANSWER: It can take approximately 4-6 months depending on how many days a week you train.How do I access online course once activated?I live in Canada and I will start ground school for Private Pilot in June but I want to go into the ground school with some previous knowledge, is this course good for that? or are the differences between countries too much?BEST ANSWER: There's a lot in this course broadly applicable to general aviation (aerodynamics, weather, medical factors, etc) that will be worthwhile. Of course, take comments about regulations with a grain of salt. I think classes of airspace are internationally standard now.What is the Sporty's learn to fly course by the EAA for?BEST ANSWER: Sporty's partners with the EAA and the Young Eagles program. The course that is provided to the Young Eagles is the same course, the learn to fly course.What’s the difference between this 2018 course and the DVD course? They’re both the same price.BEST ANSWER: The online 2018 course provides HD video and includes the app version as well. The content of the course is the same in both formats.How much data is consumed by the online training, either per lesson, per typical month, or in total? My current plan with my ISP allows me a limited number of GB of data per month, and then I get either overage charges or slower service. So, I'm concerned about the data consumption I would experience. I'm trying to decide if this more up-to-date online training package would be a better fit, or if I should go with the older DVD package instead.BEST ANSWER: I would recommend using the iPad or Android app and downloading all of the videos. The file size is listed under each, and if you did this at a cafe or somewhere else you wouldn't be working against your data quota.Once you start this course how long do you have to finish it? Does your access to the course expire?BEST ANSWER: Access to the course does not expire. You may take as long as you like to complete the course.
Note: once you take the FAA written exam the results are only valid for 24 months. If you have not taken your check ride in this time you will have to retake the exam.Is there any hardware available to go with this course?BEST ANSWER: There is not any hardware with this course.Is this course accepted by Canada flight requirements for training? Or is there a Canadian version?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a Canadian Version. Please check with our local Flight School to determine if it meets the requirements in Canada.I purchased the 2017 ipad app a couple months ago (v1.17). How do I access the new 2018 version? I installed the new ios app but this only shows the free previews. I have also been unable to access the online 2018 version of this training program. ThanksBEST ANSWER: Go to sportys.com/mycourses to log into the online course (use the sportys.com account you used when you purchased it). Same for the app - tap the sign in button at the top right and log in with your sportys.com account.
If you purchased the app subscription in the app (from the iTunes App Store), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you updated.I am a private pilot student getting ready to shortly take my practical exam and I bought this course several years ago. Will we get an upgrade to this latest version?How long does It take to watch the whole course?BEST ANSWER: The course contains over 23 hours of video.
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