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Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online, App and TV)

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Everything you need to prepare for your written test and earn your pilot certificate, with online ground school, FAA test prep, and real-world training - all in one easy-to-use package.

2023 Edition Now Available!

Ace your FAA written test, save money during flight training, and become a better pilot with Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course. Over 15 hours of HD video and animations explain everything you need to know to earn your Private Pilot certificate and feel confident in the left seat. Combine that with powerful test prep tools, a comprehensive document library, and convenient app options, and you have aviation’s most complete training course.

What's New

  • New platforms: native Mac app with offline video storage, CarPlay integration for hands-free studying, new mobile-friendly online course design.

  • New resources: interactive FAR/AIM tool, links for additional study in video sections, interactive media links in the training syllabus. Learn More

  • New videos: how to use both electronic and manual E6Bs, expanded cross-country planning tips, glass cockpit basics, updated weather sections.

  • New CFI tools: SharePlay support in iOS app, Flight Schedule Pro integration, free instructor resources, detailed student progress tracking.

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Interactive Written Test Prep

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10 reasons pilots prefer Sporty's courses:

1. Nine formats, one price We know you’re busy, so our course is available almost anywhere. Use our online learning platform for complete access to videos and quizzes anywhere you have an internet connection. There’s no software to install – just log in and start learning. Or use our dedicated mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV, which allow you to download videos for offline viewing. Progress automatically syncs between all formats so you can start a study session on your phone and finish on your laptop without missing a beat.

2. Get your written test endorsement When you complete the course, we’ll give you the flight instructor endorsement to take the written test—instantly! You can take this endorsement to the FAA testing center, and log it in your ForeFlight logbook. It's complete preparation for the FAA Knowledge Test.

3. Pass all your tests—guaranteed! Our course is so complete we guarantee you’ll pass all three tests: the written, oral and flight. Our video segments make complicated subjects like aerodynamics and weather easy to understand, so you’ll impress the examiner. Plus, our Airman Certification Standards Study Guide cross-references every required task to the videos, making it easy to review for the checkride.

4. Dynamic in-flight video Sporty’s courses are famous for their HD video and 3D animations. Not a boring ground school, we put you in the cockpit for a real world look at what flying is all about. You’ll see the flight maneuvers from the left seat, and you’ll hear actual communications with air traffic control. Plus, each video segment includes helpful review notes for efficient studying, and many also have review quizzes to reinforce key concepts.

5. 32 fully-narrated HD maneuvers In addition to the comprehensive video segments, Sporty’s Learn to Fly course also includes a detailed maneuvers guide. All 32 maneuvers you might be tested on are included, with a 3D animation of the maneuver, narrated procedures, common errors, and completion standards. It’s a great way to review for the checkride.

6. Powerful test prep tools You’ll ace the written test with our interactive tools. Create customized study sessions from our proprietary database of over 1,000 FAA test questions and see the right and wrong answers, plus plain English explanations written by our team of CFIs. Detailed analytics show you which areas need the most help, and allow you to study only the questions you’ve missed. Then, take a practice test that simulates the real knowledge exam you'll have to pass.

7. Flight Instructor tracking We make it easy for your instructor to follow your progress through the course, so you always stay in sync with your in-person lessons. Invite a CFI to see your practice test scores and review your video progress.

8. Ask a CFI If you're stumped by a difficult subject, talk to the experienced flight instructors at Sporty's. We have a team of over 25 CFIs on staff at our flight school, training students every day just like you, so they can offer quick, helpful answers. Just click the Ask a CFI button to send a message.

9. Complete training syllabus Research shows that pilots learn better when they use a high quality syllabus. We include a complete Training Course Outline as part of our course – the same one we use in our flight school. It includes detailed outlines for both ground and flight lessons. Think of it as a bridge between your at-home study and flight training.

10. Free lifetime updates When you buy a Sporty's course, you're gaining access to a training platform that's always up to date and always improving. We are continually adding new video segments to reflect new regulations and technology. We also refresh our FAA test question database regularly, so you don't study outdated topics. There's no additional fee or subscription to receive these updates - just log in and learn!

More powerful features:

  • Covers Private, Recreational, and Sport Pilot - train for one or all three certificates with one course.
  • Review notes and quick quizzes after most videos help you review your progress.
  • Download videos for offline viewing in the app or stream them with an internet connection.
  • Closed captioned videos help students whose first language is not English.
  • Automatic progress sync between all formats
  • Connect to your ForeFlight logbook to log your written test endorsement.
  • Smart study sessions help you drill on your weakest subjects.
  • Redbird GIFT integration: use Sporty's course with Redbird simulators.
  • Unlimited practice tests and study sessions
  • Earn FAA WINGS credit and save on your insurance
  • Air Facts segments go beyond the textbook to make you a proficient pilot.
  • Automatic updates mean you learn the latest information.

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Learn from the Best:

rob reider

Rob Reider

Rob is aviation's best-known airshow announcer, a 5-time Emmy award winner, and host of Sporty’s flight training courses. With his trademark style, he offers dozens of video tips for enhancing your airmanship, from steep turns to crosswind landings.

scott dimmich

Scott Dimmich

Scott is a highly-respected meteorologist with years of forecasting and broadcast experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Penn State with an emphasis in forecasting and communications, and is also a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

bret koebbe

Bret Koebbe

Bret has been writing and presenting about aviation since 2010. In addition to being an ATP and CFI, he is a columnist for Flying magazine and the Editor of iPad Pilot News.

eric radtke

Eric Radtke

Eric is a true aviation educator. As an ATP, Master Flight Instructor, and president of one of the country’s busiest flight schools, he offers a practical perspective on flight training and improving your flying skills.

Course Content

  • Volume 1 - Your First Few Hours
  • Volume 2 - Practicing Landings
  • Volume 3 - Your First Solo
  • Volume 4 - Recreational and Sport
  • Volume 5 - Your Dual Cross Countries
  • Volume 6 - Your Solo Cross Countries
  • Volume 7 - Private Pilot Test

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Detailed Update History:

Smart TV:

  • Upgraded Apple TV app with free course previews and redesigned home screen
  • Added review quizzes to Apple TV app for Learn to Fly, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Review, Aviation Weather, Multiengine, and more
  • New Apple TV dark mode
  • All-new Android TV app
  • All-new Amazon Fire TV app
  • Improved sign-in experience in all apps

iOS app:

  • New audio training feature: Learn to Fly, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Multiengine, Basic Aerobatics
  • Text transcripts for each video segment: Private, Sport, Recreational, Instrument Rating, Multiengine, Basic Aerobatics
  • Added the entire Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement (figures book) for Private, Commercial, and Instrument Rating
  • Updated documents: Airplane Flying Handbook, Aeronautical Chart Users Guide, Aeronautical Information Manual
  • Updated Training Course Outlines for Private and Commercial courses, reflecting the latest FAA guidance
  • New home screen design to help organize and sort over 20 courses
  • Updated test prep question and answer databases: Private, Sport, Instrument, Commercial, Remote Pilot
  • Updated Learn to Fly Course video: airspace, NOTAMs, self-serve fuel
  • Significantly updated Commercial Pilot Course: 13 hours of in-depth video training, including 360/VR flight maneuvers
  • Updated Airspace Course: all-new 4K video covering each class of airspace, plus tips for using ForeFlight and Garmin GPs for navigating airspace
  • Updated Flight Review Course: 13 new video segments, shot in 4K
  • Updated Flying with ForeFlight Course: multiple video updates to cover the latest features in the app
  • New Garmin TXi Essentials 2.0 eLearning Course
  • New Basic Aerobatics Course with Patty Wagstaff
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements: video progress syncing, test prep stability and speed, 360-degree video player

Android app:

  • Audio playback of course segments, with persistent notification
  • All new study session flow with additional study modes including question search, marked, random, incorrect, categories.
  • Smart Study custom algorithm
  • Create new study session from existing sessions
  • Flashcard mode for study sessions
  • Improved study history
  • Subtitles now available for Learn to Fly, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot
  • Text transcripts for each video segment: Private, Sport, Recreational, Instrument Rating, Multiengine, Basic Aerobatics
  • In-app purchases for Learn to Fly, Instrument, Commercial courses
  • New home screen with My Courses view, filter/sort options
  • New courses: Basic Aerobatics, Multiengine, Commercial Pilot
  • Added 360/VR support for videos in Aerobatics and Commercial courses
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements: smoother video playback and more reliable video player

Online:

  • New CFI portal with student tracking, progress sharing, course previews
  • New dashboard with progress tracking and tips for better study sessions
  • New video player with 360/VR support and faster performance
  • Flight Sim Guide - free course available online
  • Related Content tab with links to additional resources, available on select video segments
  • Document enhancements, including bookmarks and annotations
  • Improved responsive design for mobile devices

2023 Edition now available

Ace your FAA written test, save money during flight training, and become a better pilot with Sporty’s 2023 Learn to Fly Course. Over 15 hours of HD video and animations explain everything you need to know to earn your Private Pilot certificate and feel confident in the left seat. Combine that with powerful test prep tools, a comprehensive document library, and convenient app options, and you have aviation’s most complete training course.

10 reasons pilots prefer Sporty's courses:

1. Nine formats, one price We know you’re busy, so our course is available almost anywhere. Use our online learning platform for complete access to videos and quizzes anywhere you have an internet connection. There’s no software to install – just log in and start learning. Or use our dedicated mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Apple TV, and Roku, which allow you to download videos for offline viewing. Progress automatically syncs between all formats so you can start a study session on your phone and finish on your laptop without missing a beat.

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2. Get your written test endorsement When you complete the course, we’ll give you the flight instructor endorsement to take the written test—instantly! You can take this endorsement to the FAA testing center, and log it in your ForeFlight logbook. It's complete preparation for the FAA Knowledge Test.

WrittenTest

3. Dynamic in-flight video Sporty’s courses are famous for their HD video and 3D animations. Not a boring ground school, we put you in the cockpit for a real world look at what flying is all about. You’ll see the flight maneuvers from the left seat, and you’ll hear actual communications with air traffic control. Plus, each video segment includes helpful review notes for efficient studying, and many also have review quizzes to reinforce key concepts.

InFlightVideo

4. Ask a CFI If you're stumped by a difficult subject, talk to the experienced flight instructors at Sporty's. We have a team of over 25 CFIs on staff at our flight school, training students every day just like you, so they can offer quick, helpful answers. Just click the Ask a CFI button to send a message.

5. Free lifetime updates When you buy a Sporty's course, you're gaining access to a training platform that's always up to date and always improving. We are continually adding new video segments to reflect new regulations and technology. We also refresh our FAA test question database regularly, so you don't study outdated topics. There's no additional fee or subscription to receive these updates - just log in and learn!

6. Powerful test prep tools You’ll ace the written test with our interactive tools. Create customized study sessions from our proprietary database of over 1,000 FAA test questions and see the right and wrong answers, plus plain English explanations written by our team of CFIs. Detailed analytics show you which areas need the most help, and allow you to study only the questions you’ve missed. Then, take a practice test that simulates the real knowledge exam you'll have to pass.

7. Flight Instructor tracking We make it easy for your instructor to follow your progress through the course, so you always stay in sync with your in-person lessons. Invite a CFI to see your practice test scores and review your video progress.

8. Ask a CFI If you're stumped by a difficult subject, talk to the experienced flight instructors at Sporty's. We have a team of over 25 CFIs on staff at our flight school, training students every day just like you, so they can offer quick, helpful answers. Just click the Ask a CFI button to send a message.

9. Complete training syllabus Research shows that pilots learn better when they use a high quality syllabus. We include a complete Training Course Outline as part of our course – the same one we use in our flight school. It includes detailed outlines for both ground and flight lessons. Think of it as a bridge between your at-home study and flight training.

10. Free lifetime updates When you buy a Sporty's course, you're gaining access to a training platform that's always up to date and always improving. We are continually adding new video segments to reflect new regulations and technology. We also refresh our FAA test question database regularly, so you don't study outdated topics. There's no additional fee or subscription to receive these updates - just log in and learn!

 

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