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.
- Custom-designed for the iPad and iPhone
- Universal aviation app--purchase once and use on both devices
- Includes everything in the DVD and online courses
- Save video segments for offline viewing
- Read more about our modular training philosophy
- Integrating written faa 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
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.
- Requires a minimum of iOS 6, works on:
- iPhone: 3GS or newer
- iPod Touch: 4th generation or newer
- iPad: iPad Mini, iPad 2 or newer
- Approved for FAA WingsCredit
Already purchased the app subscription? Here's how to sign in:
- Download the Learn to Fly app in the iTunes App Store
- Open the app and tap "Buy Now"
- Sign in with the username and password you created when you purchased the subscription from Sporty’s
App Update History
What's New in Version 1.5 - February 17, 2014
- Includes the new FAA Test Prep supplement (figures and legends) containing full-color high-resolution images
- You'll now see the question text right alongside the figure viewer to make it easier to answer questions requiring a figure
- Interface improvements for iOS 7
What's New in Version 1.4 - December 13, 2013
- Added review quizzes after the video segments containing FAA test question covering content from that segment
What's New in Version 1.3 - November 1, 2013
- New written test progress reports store a detailed history of all test prep sessions for later review
- Added ability to pause a written test prep session and resume it later
- Video training includes a resume feature, allowing you to watch part of a video segment and return later to resume viewing at the spot you left off
- Added all test prep figures to main menu, allowing review when outside of a session
- New iCloud features: all test prep progress reports and video progress is stored in iCloud and always kept in sync among all your devices
What's New in Version 1.2 - January 10, 2013
- Support for iPhone 5 and iOS 6
- Added new feature in Test Prep mode to create a new session from missed questions in a previous session
- Bug fix: saved videos will no longer auto-delete when iPad storage space is low
What's New in Version 1.1 - June 15, 2012
- Updated graphics for iPad retina display
- Added ability to login with your Sporty's Learn to Fly app account
- Added iCloud syncing, allowing you to keep your video and test progress in sync among multiple devices
What's New in Version 1.0 - March 12, 2012
- Initial launch of Sporty's award-winning Learn to Fly Course in a new dedicated mobile app format for iPhone and iPad:
- Includes over 18 hours of high-quality streaming video and animations with training for all 3 pilot certificates: Private, Recreational and Sport. You choose the track that's right for you.
- Offers the ability to save video segments for offline viewing when internet is not available
- Universal aviation app--purchase once and use it on all your devices
Accepted for FAA Wings Credit