4.5 / 5.020 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.3 / 5Performance4.3 / 5Ease Of Use4.4 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (10)Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNo need for booksThe online course here is AWESOME!!! I've completed about 40-50% of the online course for the Private Pilot license. I haven't even found a reason to open the books they sent me. If you can find a way to buy the online courses without the books, then that's what I would recommend.January 21, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat productGreat product for the beginning pilot. Love the fact I can study/review the content anytime I have a chance and at no additional cost. The flight bag is large enough, and designed well to fit plenty of gear. But small enough not to take up much room in a 172.December 15, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLearn to Fly Kit is a hitIf you are looking to fly, this kit is all you need to get started properly. Kudos Sporty's for creating a well rounded kit for the new to be pilot.
GeorgeDecember 12, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLots of informationAll products seem to be of good quality and there is no lack of information to study.December 3, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat, but no Android app options.I'm halfway through with the course so far, and I love the training and format. I wish though, that I could use the app on an android tablet though. It can be done on a webpage in the tablet, but there is no app. Perhaps it doesn't make a difference.November 27, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesomeGreat training easy to use I have complete the first two modules and started the third. I like the convenience as I can use my phone pc or ipadNovember 13, 2017Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOutstanding review ! They have a way to make complex concepts easily understandable and have great catchy phrases to remember important informationOctober 17, 2017Purchased
3 months agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesYou must read the books... not just the videos.I learn best from videos or live presentations. While these videos are great and mostly broken down into 5-8 minute mini-clips so they are easy to learn from and process, they are also lacking a lot of information (airspace is a great example) and DO NOT get into a lot of depth on the practicals of the subjects presented.
- Easy to understand videos in (mostly) short segments so you can process the information in each one.
- Clear graphics and examples.
- Quizzes after many of the videos.
- Video hosts are not super cheesy, nor are they taking themselves too seriously; they are acting like real people.
- I like the progress tracking, but since reading assignments are not correlated with the lessons this is less than accurate in tracking your real progress.
- The syllabus that comes with this has ONE READING ASSIGNMENT: Read everything.
Yes, the videos are in sections with topics and corresponding quizzes, but you are on your own to find the relevant information in each section of the book (unlike a competing system).
- Some of the videos are ridiculously short (less than 2 min.), while others leave you wondering when it will end.
- The videos seem to be missing some information... I called customer service and they assured me that everything needed to pass my private pilot written was in the videos; that may be true, but it seems to me that it would be important for any pilot to have some concept of what airspace categories are and how to identify them on a sectional... it seems that information was not important enough to put into a video.
I like the bag the course came with.
I like the videos.
This is not a "complete" course of Sporty's making... just read the ASA books that it comes with and you will know way more than you would ever have gotten from the videos, and you will even know what airspace is.
I now understand why my local flight school, just smiled politely when I mentioned Sporty's course; and told me they use a different course.
I would recommend this for the bag, the videos, and the books it comes with in a package; just realize that most of your learning will come from reading and you could just purchase the books and save a few hundred dollars if you learn well by reading.August 28, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat training!The delievery of the material has made it easy to understand and remember. I am currently 71% through the material and just knowing my current status is motivating.July 15, 2017Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA Great Place to StartAs a student pilot just starting my pursuit of a PPL, I know this deluxe kit is a great collection of items that will help me throughout my ground school training. The online course by itself is worth it's weight in gold!July 14, 2017Purchased
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Browse 24 questions Browse 24 questions and 26 answersHow long is the course accessible online after purchase?BEST ANSWER: There is no limit - you get free updates as we make them.Is "Sporty's Deluxe Learn To Fly Course Kit (Online)" certified as an approved FAA training provider? Is it certified in accordance with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 141? I don't want to buy this kit and than find out that I wasted my time and money because the FAA doesn't accept the Sporty's pilot training kit as an appropriate training course to satisfy the completion of the ground-training when I try to take the knowledge test.BEST ANSWER: Our course will satisfy the completion of the ground training for the written knowledge test. We also provide the endorsement required to take the written test. With a part 141 flight school the training materials that the flight school uses would have to be certified as part of the 141 training program.
Sporty's Academy is a part 141 flight school and the learn to fly courses are used as part of the training program.In the delux version of learn to fly do you get the DVDs and online as well?BEST ANSWER: No, this kit includes only the online course.I first received my private pilot license in 1987. I accumulated about 15 hours of flying that year, got married and had kids and I stopped flying by 1988. I want to start flying again so I recently purchased the Microsoft Simulator X software along with the Saitek Flight Controls. I need to reintroduce myself to everything I learned in Ground School in 1987 with today's information. What is my best route to take to start flying again. I would like to take a ground school course at home while practicing on the Microsoft Simulator software then head out to an airport to fly with an instructor. Is this the best route? Can I take a ground school class at home?BEST ANSWER: Malcom,
Since you have some time and did complete your PPL I would say that this course would be a good way for you to get current again and brush up on the current rules and regs. I used the course to complete my PPL after a 10 year break between when I started flight school and was able to complete my PPL. It worked out great! It was much easier than sitting in a classroom and it allowed me to move at my own pace. It helps to have at least some working knowledge of the FAR/AIM and aeronautical knowledge to really make the course beneficial to you but if you do not remember anything, no worries, the course does go through even the basics. Overall, I highly recommend the course. I know some people do not like the online/DVD approach to ground school but to me it is the way of the future and I enjoy it a lot more. Hope this helps you!I live in Duluth, Minnesota and am wondering what are the requirements for the check ride? So I need the check-ride to complete the course or can I do it locally? Thank-youBEST ANSWER: Our course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge for the FAA written exam. You will need to complete the flight portion with a local flight instructor.2018 FAR AIM included in purchase or is it 2017?BEST ANSWER: It will be the current edition.I noticed that there are a lot of new items as of January 2017. Are the books the newest editions as well?BEST ANSWER: Yes the books are the current editions.is the FAR AIM included in this set?BEST ANSWER: Yes.This is a gift. Will the recipient receive DVD's or online access?Can this be used for a part 61 school?BEST ANSWER: Yes, we use it for both are part 61 and part 141 customers.How long is the written test endorsement valid for once the course is completed?BEST ANSWER: The endorsement does not have an expiration date. The test results are valid for two years.Does this bundle also include eBook/ePub format of FAR AIM or the Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge?BEST ANSWER: The books in this bundle are softcover books.If I take the course will I receive a certificate of completion after I finish it?BEST ANSWER: You will receive an endorsement to take the FAA Written Exam.I don't need the logbook from this package, can I exclude it from my purchase?BEST ANSWER: You could request that the log book is removed. However, the price would not change the kit price.Will Sporty's deluxe learn to fly course kit (online and app) 2018 edition work with Android phones and ipads? Thanks in advance.BEST ANSWER: The app is for an IOS device. The online course will work with any device using a web browser.If I purchase the kit as an online course, can I use it with my ipad/iphone also? or is that a separate kit?BEST ANSWER: You can use the iPad/iPhone with a web browser. You will not have access to the app as the online course and app are separate products.How does the Lightspeed headset trial work?Whats the average duration of this course (hours)?BEST ANSWER: The course contain approximately 29 hours of video.Do you have to be connected to the internet to use this, or, can you download material before you go "offline"?BEST ANSWER: With the Online course you have to have an internet connection. With the app you have the ability to download the lessons and watch offline.can i upgrade the log book into a professional log book ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, we can upgrade the log book for the difference in price. Please just place in the order comments that you would like to have the senior log book and we will take care of it.Roughly how many hours of video is included in the Private Pilot course?BEST ANSWER: The course has over 23 hours of video.What does the embroidery option apply to?BEST ANSWER: The Embroidery option will apply to the flight bag.I see a Laptop in the pictures, it is included?BEST ANSWER: The Laptop is for illustration of the online course. The Laptop is not included.I am a current cfi that wants to teach my grandson. Do you have an accompanying instructor guide that works with this program?BEST ANSWER: This app makes a great complement: https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/ipad-iphone-android/ipad-iphone-aviation-apps/sporty-s-ultimate-cfi-lesson-plan-guide-ipad-iphone-app-private-pilot.html
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