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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Just what I was looking for. Another good Sporty's series which like the PPL series concentrates on learning valid info for flying and not just memorizing/prepping for the written exam.

Good foundation for me to make the decision if I want to get my Instrument rating or not...either way good background and refresher info.

Not having any problems moving about in the various lessons unlike some of the comments from others about that being a problem.
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Wrestled with the decision to go online versus DVD's and opted for DVD's so I won't have updates immediately available.

It wasn't clear to me now long I would have access if I purchased only the online content.

Wish it was priced in line with the PPL series.
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dosen't seem to have a lesson plan. other than watch the DVD's.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
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this will tell you everything you need to knoww
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far too much information for all but the greenest pilot
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Guest | Instrument | 12/31/2014
 
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Easy to use, each lessons info builds for the next. The test prep software will show you what to study next.
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NONE

Videos are excellent! I am doing the ground sections first with flights to start in June.
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Info seems complete; graphics are excellent and very helpful and I find the in-air video valuable.
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Like the private, the set could do a better job of indexing where to find various topics on the dvds; the segment titles don't really reveal the list of topics covered. Not an issue first time through, but a time saver when revisiting topics.

Purchased it mostly for the dvds. If you're content with the private pilot course, this one will work as well. As in the private, the dvd's are packed with info so listening to them multiple times is a must.

Probably just my flight school (or me), but getting a cfi to 'follow' an at-home syllabus doesn't appear to work. For this rating I'm combining this course with flight simulator before heading to the instructor jungle but then, I'm not in a hurry.
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