Sporty's Instrument Rating Course (DVD)

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Pass your tests and more – become a great instrument pilot

Earning an instrument rating is a fun and rewarding experience that can make your pilot’s license much more powerful. But instrument flying is also unforgiving, and requires more than just passing an FAA test. That’s why Sporty’s university-level Complete Instrument Rating Course goes far beyond test prep. We go outside the textbook to unlock the secrets of the IFR system, so you can be a safe, smooth and proficient pilot. Detailed video segments cover both glass cockpits and analog gauges.

The Sporty’s Advantage

  • More in-flight video
  • More 3D animations
  • More real world flying tips
  • More complete training
  • No talking heads
  • No classroom lectures
  • No boring textbooks
  • Nothing extra to buy

Plus Sporty's Triple Guarantee--pass all three tests (written, oral and flight) required to earn your instrument rating or we'll give you your money back.

Exclusive features:

  • Exciting in-flight footage--we put you in the cockpit for a pilot's-eye-view of everything you'll see during training.
  • Learning tools--incredible 3D animations make boring subjects come alive
  • Air Facts segments--real world flying tips from legendary author Richard L. Collins
  • Interactive Test Prep--our powerful FAA written test prep program allows you to create custom study sessions
  • PTS Study Guide--the complete text of the FAA's practical test standards, cross-referenced to our course
  • Training Course Outline--a step-by-step syllabus, with all ground and flight lessons

The Instrument training experts

At Sporty’s, we pioneered weekend instrument ground schools over 50 years ago, traveling the country to teach pilots the keys to IFR flying in just 3 days. Today, we operate an active flight school at our home airport (I69) with over 100 flight students. This everyday practical experience with instrument students makes us uniquely qualified to offer the most complete, up-to-date training courses available. When you learn with Sporty’s, you’re learning from the best.

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How to Use This Course

Earn FAA WINGS Credit!

Sporty’s Instrument Rating Course makes a great refresher after you have your rating. You can even earn FAA Pilot Proficiency Program (WINGS) credit when you complete the course. The credit is automatically awarded when you watch all the videos and complete two practice tests with passing scores.

Why participate in the WINGS program?

  • Satisfy your Flight Review requirement by completing a phase.
  • Be eligible for up to a 10% premium savings through AVEMCO.
  • Enhance safety through a consistent recurrent training program.

Earn Your Instrument Rating at Sporty’s Academy

Ready to put that instrument knowledge to work? You can earn your instrument rating at the home of Sporty’s Pilot Shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. Train with the same instructional staff that brings you Sporty’s Complete Instrument Rating Course on DVD or online. Based at Clermont County Airport (I69), Sporty’s Flight Training Center offers accelerated instrument training in an impeccable fleet of well-equipped aircraft. SportysAcademy.com or email Fly@SportysAcademy.com.

Notes:

  • Online test prep section requires Chrome, Safari 5+, FireFox 9+, Internet Explorer 10, iPad browser or Android browser.
  • Accepted for FAA Wings Credit

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Roland | Private | 12/9/2014
 
Pros:
Great video quality, and is both computer and TV compatible. Good cross section of aircraft represented. Better than a competitive CD set which attempts to be 'humorous' in places.
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No written materials included. The pace is pretty quick and one needs to view several times, which isn't all that bad...
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RRaubach | Private | 10/7/2014
 
Pros:
Presented in a way which provided quick learning and stimulating information.

Able to replay segments as many times as you would prefer.
Cons:
Some subjects seem as though they were glossed over, or given a little too quickly to absorb the first... or second time they werre watched.

Seemed like they were really pushing Garmin products.

Overall I would say this is a great learning tool. The $200 price tag is kinda a kick in the pants, but really does come in usefull as supplimental information. I paired watching the DVDs with the handbooks and havent had any issues.

Being able to review any chapter at the click of a button really is handy

And AirFacts?? Who doesnt like those!?

But seriously, I contemplated buying this product for a while before I actually did. Im glad i did, as it really did come in useful. Was it what I was expecting? Im not really sure what I was expecting, but needless to say, being able to watch certain subjects as many times as you would like is a very nice thing. Especially on those IMC days when VFR just wont cut the mustard. Sit on the couch and educate yourself.

Remember a good pilot flys well, a great pilot is always learning.
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Guest | Private | 8/19/2014
 
Pros:
The information presented is accurate and up to date.
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The information is given in such a way as to flood you with the facts without giving you a chance to absorb which facts need to be learned. The DVD's need to be viewed many times to get the proper information out of them to pass your test.
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Guest | Private | 2/6/2014
 
Pros:
DVD's can be watched on a TV instead of just a computer. No cheesy jokes that can be seen on other training programs. Cost is relatively low compared to other companies providing instrument training DVD's
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PTS study guide is no longer on paper, to some this can be a pro but just my preference to have a paperback PTS study guide and syllabus.

Nice DVD set that can be used for years to come for a refresher.
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Steve Koglmeier | Instrument | 1/11/2014
 

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I prefer a hard copy of the manual. I was expecting a reference books and not an on line manuals that I have to print.
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Guest | Private | 12/9/2013
 
Pros:
Everything is clear and presented with a minimum of fuss.
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I feel like the information has been coming at me, but the structure isn't the same as what I had expected.

20 years ago, I sat with my Dad as he used the King VHS tapes to study for his IFR written. I remember the format well, and they make it really clear. Teach a subject, then go over it twice again as a problem on a test.

While that may seem monotonous, you KNOW you're getting the exposure that you need. With this course, it's not quite as clear.

We'll see how I do on the written. I may live to regret saving the $100.00.
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Guest | Private | 5/16/2013
 
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Guest | Instrument | 4/18/2013
 
Pros:
The videos are great quality. The lessons are easy to follow with great instruction and explanation. In addition to my ground school, I know this course will help me to achieve my instrument rating in less time.
Cons:
None.

I received this course within a day or two and was able to begin watching the videos immediately.
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Jason A. | Private | 4/18/2013
 
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You can study at your own pace and go back and review anytime! The practice tests are very educational and are a great way to retain what you learned in the lessons.
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Great source of information at the touch of a button.
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Ryan L | Private | 4/3/2013
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