Private and Instrument Rating Course Combo


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Get both Sporty's Learn to Fly Course and Instrument Rating Course and save $40!


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New content, flexible app options, and smart study tools all combine to offer an unmatched training experience in Sporty's Learn to Fly Course. The powerful test prep tools mean you’ll be prepared to ace the written test, but that’s just the beginning. In depth video segments focus on real world flying, detailed lesson plans help organize your training, and Spor...

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Get both Sporty's Learn to Fly Course and Instrument Rating Course and save $40!


Works on all your devices

New content, flexible app options, and smart study tools all combine to offer an unmatched training experience in Sporty's Learn to Fly Course. The powerful test prep tools mean you’ll be prepared to ace the written test, but that’s just the beginning. In depth video segments focus on real world flying, detailed lesson plans help organize your training, and Sporty’s flight instructors are always available to help.


  • Android app: watch video on your tablet, phone or Chromecast, plus take interactive FAA tests (iOS app also available)
  • Roku channel: watch videos on your smart TV (Apple TV app also available)
  • Powerful test prep analytics: detailed progress tracking by category and smart study sessions help you drill efficiently
  • Comprehensive video search: quickly search every word of the video segments, ideal for checkride review
  • CloudAhoy integration: sync training flights to Sporty's course for maneuver-by-maneuver review
  • Enhanced flight instructor tracking: CFIs can track specific video segments and test prep session scores
  • Interactive answer references: every quiz question includes links for further study
  • Updated video segments: ADS-B technology, glass cockpits, iPad tips, instrument flying, and more
  • FAA handbooks: comprehensive library of online books for in-depth study


10 reasons pilots prefer Sporty's courses:


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


You’ll ace the written test with our interactive tools. Create customized study sessions from the actual 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. 


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.


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.

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. Our course also includes the full text of the FAA’s Airman Certification Standards (ACS) - your guide to the checkride - and cross-references each task to the video segments.


When you buy a Sporty's course, you're gaining access to a 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!



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


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Want unlimited access to Sporty's courses plus free shipping and flight training scholarships? Join Sporty's Flight Crew, an all-in-one membership program that includes access to our Learn to Fly Course, plus much more. Plans start at just $39.99/month. Click here for details








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Stop dreaming and start flying at Sporty’s world headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The same experienced, professional instructors that bring you Sporty’s award-winning pilot training courses on DVD or online are available to fly with you at the renowned Sporty’s Academy Flight Training Center – Clermont County Airport (I69). Whether you want to enroll in a training course to earn a pilot certificate or simply take a flight, Sporty’s Academy is here to serve your aviation needs in a fleet of impeccably maintained aircraft. or email


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Best way to learn nowadays
Would you rather watch Netflix or learn to fly an airplane?

If you’re considering taking lessons with an instructor, go through this entire course first.

Show up with your medical certificate and your ground school complete, and all you have to do is learn to fly a plane ?????

The tests are challenging, but so is flying. It’s ALL stuff you need to know.

Also, just get the instrument rating package now. You’re gonna wanna fly through the clouds :)
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A pretty good study program. The online test have a few glitches.
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Very well put together, Not dry like other programs out there
I am very impressed with the easy to use program. The quizzes help you retain the info you just watched. Keeping the videos short creates an atmosphere where your not overwhelmed with information.
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Do not buy this product because they do not ship it. After waiting more than a month, I called them and they said that it was never shipped. Sporty's had $360 of mine for more than a month and I still don't have anything to show for it.. How do this happen?
July 9, 2018
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
Thank you for the review. These online courses can be accessed on any web browser. Once ordered, you can log on using your username and password and start using them immediately. No need to wait for any packages to arrive. All the content is viewable online via
July 10, 2018
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does access to the app or online content expire ?
joshua S on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, you will always have access to the content.
What is the difference between the career pilot course and the learn to fly course?
A shopper on Jan 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Career pilot course includes both the Learn to fly course and the Instrument Rating course.
Will I get my private pilots license AMD instrument rating with this course?
A shopper on May 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, you will still have to complete the flying portions. You will gain the knowledge to take each of the written exams.
I have the 2012 version of the Learn To Fly PPL course on DVD's. Is there a big difference between that course and the new course (2019) offered in this package? Is it possible to upgrade the course I have and purchase the upgrade with the instrument rating course and still get the discount? I would still prefer DVD's - or is there an advantage in doing these courses on line?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are a lot of changes. If you return the DVD's you can be upgraded to the new course for $100.00.
How many hours of video for private and how many hours for instrument 2019 courses?
Matthew G on Dec 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The PPL is 13 hours and instrument is 11.5 hours.
Does the Career Pilot Course Kit include Foreflight integration as well?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The does not include Foreflight integration.
If we purchase the Online version of the Courses will they always stay up to date as changes are made to the curriculum? I Previously purchased the DVD's, but now they are out of date.
Tim S on Apr 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the online course is kept current. As changes occur they are included in the course.
What all does this cover? Is it just PPL and Instrument, or does it go up to commercial.
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is the PPL and Instrument course only.
Do any of these cover Helicopter or just Airplane?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are on for the airplane only.
can i retake tests in the learn to fly course?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can take as many tests as you like.
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