4.5 / 5.031 ReviewsDurability4.9 / 5Reliability5.0 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (17)No (2)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoYou will still need to study separate from the VideosI went through all of the videos and the progress quizzes in the training. I immediately jumped to taking the practice test in the App. I was shocked to discovered how ill-prepared I was. I scored a 68%. It turns out that the training videos don't necessarily train you to the written test. You will still need to study separate from the video based training. Granted, the App does contain the practice test questions and answers, so you can go through the written documentation.
The videos are great and I feel like there is some worthwhile content. However....... If you purchase this, go in with your eyes open that you will still need to study and the videos won't teach you what you will need to know to be ready for the written exam.April 3, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesThis has been a great program. It allows me the flexibility to take the lessons when I have time.April 2, 2018Purchased
4 weeks agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesInstrument Course a Good Option for Busy PilotsI have very much enjoyed the format of the course. It is broken up into bite-size (3-15 minute) segments that are easy to watch during a break at work or between tasks. I did note that two of the lessons were repeated in two different sections of the course, which was a little aggravating. Also, I have found that you have to be careful to only single click the lesson titles or you will end up with multiple simultaneous plays of the same video with no way to stop all but one of them. Still, it's a good value for the money.March 21, 2018Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use3 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoIncompleteNot very thorough; missing much around VORs.
Disorganized information and categories.March 5, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJust What I was Looking ForDefinitely recommend! The video portion was not as informative as I was hoping for, but it was good none the less. And where the video may have lacked, the practice quizzes and flash cards were indispensable. I will continue using this course a refresher over and over.February 15, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Pretty good. Still haven’t figured out how to download sections do I can study while on travel. Otherwise, at 40% complete it seems to be a good course.February 13, 2018Purchased
2 months agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopYou can download videos for offline viewing in the Pilot Training app (downloaded from the iTunes App Store). Tap on the cloud/arrow symbol next to an individual video segment.February 22, 2018John ZimmermanStaffDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat productHighly recommend. Very convenient and timely. Bite-sized sections.February 12, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI haven’t had a chance to review all of the material. All of Sporty’s products are exceptional.February 10, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAs a Private Pilot who hasn't flown in 12 years, I found this to be a very convenient, informative, easy-to-use and effective tool for refreshing my knowledge and getting prepared to get current with an instructor. The videos are a great way to re-learn the information as well as prepare myself for my time in the aircraft with an instructor.
The testing software is a great way to practice your knowledge and the FAA Wings credit is a nice touch (as is the FAA Written Test Endorsement for new pilots).February 7, 2018Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIFR Ground CourseI have been flying for over 25 years. I have my private, commercial, instrument, multi, and CFI. I am adding my CFII. I decided to use Sporty's instrument ground course after one of my private pilot students loved the private pilot ground course. I have been very happy with the quality and information provided so far. I am about 90% through the videos as of the writing of this review. It took one phone call for me to understand how to get the videos downloaded, but I have used that down load feature a lot as I travel.January 23, 2018Purchased
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Browse 23 questions Browse 23 questions and 30 answershow long is online access?BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.I want to have the availability to use this while I travel commercially, where I don't always have an internet connection. If I get the Ipad/Iphone app choice, can I access it also on my Mac Computer offline if I download it?BEST ANSWER: You don't even have to go go the Mac if you don't want to. On the Ipad version it gives you the option of streaming the video, or downloading it. If you're going on a trip, just download 5 or 10 episodes or however many you think you can watch in the time span you'll be gone. It just takes up your data on the iPad, so when you're done or return home, delete them off of your device.Can this be chromcasted?Can I play the videos on Android smartphones?BEST ANSWER: Does this mean no APP for Android to use while no internet connection available ?I'm looking at buying an iPad- but I'm not sure how much memory space I need for Sporty's and other aviation apps, etc. can you give me an idea what kind of space Sporty's requires?
Thank youBEST ANSWER: Agree with the other answer. On my iPhone, which is the same as the iPad, under settings it tells me the Instrument course only takes up 73.3MB. You stream the videos. There is an option to download videos, if you are going out of wifi or for whatever reason want to have access to the video where you cannot otherwise stream it. But if you don't download the videos and store them on your local memory (iPad or iPhone) then the program itself only takes approx. 75MB...not much.Is there a "textbook/handbook" to follow along with the video and for review?BEST ANSWER: The videos use the Pilot's handbook of aeronautical knowledge and the airplane flying handbook, and the FAR/AIM as a reference. These books will explain in greater detail the videos.I purchased the 2017 course last fall. Can it be updated for 2018?BEST ANSWER: If you have the online it was updated automatically to the 2018 course.If I purchase the course through the app with iTunes do I still get access to the content on my computer?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will still have access to the app and the online course - just be sure to create a Sporty's account in the app to enable progress sync.Does this course include access to the G1000 simulator software?BEST ANSWER: No, that is included with our Garmin G1000 course.Should I purchase the course, can I access/download any module on different devices, sometimes i will use my ipad, other times maybe my iphone?. ThanksBEST ANSWER: Yes, you will have access to download the modules on different devices. Any device that is signed into the same account can download videos.The answers to the tech questions are ambiguous. What are the differences between the app and online lessions? In example which can be downloaded to be used offline on which devise? Why is there an online version if the app can be viewed online or offline?BEST ANSWER: The online version is only views online, a streaming connection. The App (iPad/iPhone) version allows the lessons to be download and viewed without an internet connection. You get access to both.Is the certificate internationally recognised? If you do the sign off is there no practical ?BEST ANSWER: The endorsement to for taking the Instrument written test only.Is there a time limit on the program?BEST ANSWER: There is no time limit on using the program.Does Sporty's offer a combo or upgrade price for people who bought the Sporty's Learn to Fly test prep?BEST ANSWER: We do not offer a combo price or an upgrade price.How long does it take to complete the course?BEST ANSWER: The course has 23 hours of video.How much space do the videos take?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 129Mb. This is without downloading the videos.Do you get an endorsement, after completing the course satisfactorily, to take the knowledge test? Or must you still have a cfi signoff?BEST ANSWER: We will provide the signoff - no CFI required.Has this been updated to the new test starting this spring?BEST ANSWER: Yes, we added a number of new questions in the last 60 days.how do I log on?i purchased the Online IRF course, Can I get it on my iPad, or only my laptop?BEST ANSWER: One purchase unlocks the online course and the iPad/iPhone app. Just sign into both formats with your Sporty's login.iOS 10 compatability; iOS 10.0.2 just came out. Has there been any problems downloading the app from the app store? I'm about to buy the instrument rating course but somehow I can't download the app.BEST ANSWER: You are fineDoes the app support downloading content for offline viewing?BEST ANSWER: Yes it does.Is there any difference between the Online and App course - in terms of content or format?BEST ANSWER: No, same exact content. Just depends which format is more convenient for you.
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