Learn To Fly Course (Online) - Private Pilot test prep

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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 2.7 - February 11, 2015

We've enhanced the Knowledge Test Endorsement request feature -- you'll now receive your endorsement certificate immediately after completing the course. And now your request FAA Wings credit will be processed immediately after course completion.

What's New in Version 2.6 - October 18, 2014

We added all new HD video sections to the course covering night flying, aviation charts, flight planning, weather theory, airspace and cross-country flying

What's New in Version 2.5 - June 1, 2014
This update adds a new course management feature, allowing you to view completion status and access all your Sporty's online courses from a single location

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

Question marks Have questions? Ask our experts: LearnToFly@sportys.com

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Pros:
Makes a great companion to books and hands-on studying and learning
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Wish I had ordered the DVDs instead of the online version, so as not to be tied to the internet (and small screens)

For a visual learner like myself, as well as someone who likes to process the same information in multiple ways to help build a complete understanding, these courses are revolutionary. I don't think they are a substitute for the deeper technical info, but where they work quite well I think is in helping present that info in a non-technical way so that you can then be prepared with some context to consume the more detailed stuff from a book later. Same goes for the flight training - you can expect less repetition with your instructor on key points if you work through the course so you already have the context to work with. Although certain items are a little different if you are not in the US, nevertheless the foundation is so good I was able to earn my PPL in Australia largely on the strength of this course (in concert with other books, websites and hands-on). Highly recommend, and I will probably purchase the other courses as I continue to advance in aviation.
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Adam | Private | 12/26/2014
 
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Easily access Course from anywhere. Clear and concise explanations. Questions to test your knowledge after main topic videos.
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none

Great price compared to others.
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Cepedac | 11/20/2014
 
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Very detailed videos (actual and simulated). The quizzes show you explanations as to why the answers are correct or incorrect.

This is an EXCELLENT buy! The videos (actual and simulated) are very detailed. The quizzes show you explanations as to why the answers are correct or incorrect. You can take individual or multiple quizzes based on categories or have a random quiz generated. The feedback is instantaneous. There is also a sample test.

I highly recommend this product!
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vstrother | LAKE JACKSON, Texas, US | 10/29/2014
 

Not Recommended

Pros:
If I ever want to become a Cessna 172 mechanic this course will have prepared me. If I want to become a pilot I better start reading my text books.
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This is a cut and paste course for multiple ratings. I went for the sport and spent hours watching and listening about 172's. It's almost like my rating my was an after thought.

This course was a MAJOR let down. After reading all of the reviews I really thought it was something that would close down John and Martha King. I was wrong. These videos covered more air theory than actual FAA regs. and actual flying tips. It's like the course was quickly designed for the private pilot and then at the last minute a couple of scenes were cut and pasted so that they could sell to the sport pilots. I found myself having to read the PHAK, FAR/AIM and weather text books so that I felt confident to take the written and check ride. Major let down and now I know why it's $100 cheaper than the King schools. For me it was a waste of 200 dollars.
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Guest | 10/25/2014
 
Pros:
Reinforces what I read in the book, great video of what we have to know
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none found yet

Have not completed the course ...........yet
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ifallover | NEWTOWN, Connecticut, US | 8/11/2014
 
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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.


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!
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joshua@joshuaboyd.com | EASLEY, South Carolina, US | 6/30/2014
 
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Guest | 6/23/2014
 
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Guest | Private | 5/29/2014
 
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.
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Outstanding test prep and review especially for pilots returning to flying.
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Jim | Instrument | 5/28/2014
 
Pros:
Well written course.
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Some of the questions in the video reviews and test questions are not covered in the materiel. (About 7 so far)

Good product and I would recommend it to anyone.
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eric1228 | 3/21/2014
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