Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course

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Everything you need to ace the written, oral, and checkride

Earning a Commercial Pilot certificate is an essential step on your way to a job as a flight instructor or airline pilot. Sporty’s course will get you there faster, with complete preparation for the FAA knowledge test (CAX), plus all the tools you need to ace your oral exam and flight test. Like all Sporty’s courses, our Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course includes multiple formats for the same low price: iPhone, iPad, Android...

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Everything you need to ace the written, oral, and checkride

Earning a Commercial Pilot certificate is an essential step on your way to a job as a flight instructor or airline pilot. Sporty’s course will get you there faster, with complete preparation for the FAA knowledge test (CAX), plus all the tools you need to ace your oral exam and flight test. Like all Sporty’s courses, our Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course includes multiple formats for the same low price: iPhone, iPad, Android, and online. Your progress always stays in sync, and your course access never expires.

Comprehensive knowledge test prep

Sporty’s powerful test prep tools will help you ace the Commercial Pilot knowledge test—in fact, we guarantee you’ll pass or we’ll refund your money. Our exclusive database of over 800 test questions covers all the essential topics, from airplane systems to weather to FAA regulations. You can choose individual categories or study random questions.

Once you’ve been through all the questions, the course will learn your strengths and weaknesses. Select a Smart Study Session to focus on those topics that need the most work, so you spend less time studying questions you already know and more time improving your score. You can also choose to study only those questions you missed or marked for follow-up, a great option for last-minute review.

When you’ve passed two practice tests with scores of 80%, the flight instructors at Sporty’s will automatically provide you with the required written test endorsement, so you can go right to the testing center.

Oral exam tools

Passing the written test is only the first step, and Sporty’s course goes far beyond basic quizzes. Many pilots say the interview with a designated pilot examiner is the most challenging part of the whole process, but after reviewing our course you’ll be ready to impress. The team of flight instructors at Sporty’s has created 420 detailed oral exam prep flashcards. These flashcards cover a wide variety of topics and display only the question. Click the card to flip it over and see the answer, complete with a link for further study. Just like the knowledge test section, you can study only marked or missed flashcards, plus take Smart Study sessions for focused review. 

There’s also a Checkride Checklist, which walks you through all the endorsements and documents you’ll need for checkride day. This is an easy way to make a good first impression with the examiner. There’s even a checkride tips and tricks video, with suggestions for success from an experienced examiner.

Detailed flight maneuver guide

The final step on the path to earning your new certificate is the flight test. Our Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course includes 36 video segments, with detailed animations describing exactly how to perform all the maneuvers you’ll have to demonstrate on the checkride. From chandelles to lazy eights, each segment provides step-by-step instructions, Airman Certification Standards for successful completion, and common errors to avoid.

It's over an hour and a half of animations, plus a helpful video section on flying complex and high-performance airplanes. You’ll learn how to fly like a pro, including autopilot best practices and engine management tips. Because our course is so complete, we are proud to offer our triple guarantee: if you don’t pass all three FAA tests (knowledge, oral, flight), we’ll refund your money.

Comprehensive aviation library

Sporty’s Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course also includes a complete document library, ideal for initial study or follow-up after the checkride. This includes the complete Commercial Pilot Airman Certification Standards, your guide to the checkride and an essential checkride study resource. There’s also a complete flight training syllabus, the same one used in Sporty’s flight school, to help you organize your training and record each lesson. The course also highlights relevant sections of the Airplane Flying Handbook, including chapters on performance maneuvers, transition to complex airplanes, flying turboprops and jets, and much more.

All of these documents (and many more) are available in the Pilot Training app or online, and intuitive PDF tools make it easy to organize, search, and print each document.

 

"Top tier" - Aviation Consumer

In a hands-on review, The Aviation Consumer magazine said Sporty's Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course is "among the top tier of test prep courses that we've reviewed over the years." 

 

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AVAILABLE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES, TRY FOR FREE:

Online Course using a web browser – Login here

iPhone/iPad in Sporty's Pilot Training app – Apple App Store

Android in Sporty's Pilot Training app – Google Play Store

 

FLY AT SPORTY’S ACADEMY

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. SportysAcademy.com or email Fly@SportysAcademy.com.

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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Yes
THE RANGE & DETAIL OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE IS EXCEPTIONAL
It’s proven to be an EXCELLENT STUDY & REVIEW COURSE ... I’m not actually going for Commercial Rating, however being an 800+ hour VFR pilot with 16+ years flying my own plane (a very nice Socata TB10), I’m always interested in improving as a Pilot. The Range and Detail of Truly useful knowledge is Exceptional! ... also, the learning approach of using Q&A’s with directed answers to excellent source materials is a 5-Star method for my way of learning.

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!
July 13, 2020
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1 month ago
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Yes
Excellent Course!!
Over the last year or so I have been slowly working towards my Commercial Pilot Written Exam. When I first went about studying I purchased the course from Sheppard Air as Sporty's didn't have anything available at the time. The ease of use wasn't Ideal on the other program so I decided to purchase Sporty's program and give it a try. After a while I was scoring in the high 80's/ low 90's pretty consistently and figured it was time for the test. However, before the test I logged back on the Sheppard Air and took a few practice exams scoring almost identical scores. I ended up mid 90's on the actual and I'd say both programs are good. However, I give Sporty's a huge edge on the ease of use and overall software performance. Nice work Sporty’s!
July 7, 2020
This course is not a structured series of lessons, but essentially a customizable test using questions from the FAA question bank. So while this course can guide your self-study, it is NOT a structured prep course. That said, the answer explanations are very good and the reference to the appropriate handbook or CFR is helpful. The videos for the check ride maneuvers are also helpful for visualizing how the airplane moves. But I give this course only 3-stars because I wanted and expected a more guided review with lessons.
May 19, 2020
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3 months ago
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1 / 5
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3 / 5
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a bit outdated....
Completed my FAA CAX knowledge test on 5/15/2020 after using this trainging tool for about 10 days. Overall it is a useful tool to check your level of knowledge. I did 5 simulated test sessions with each of them better than 99% correct answers in the days before the real FAA test. Got a score of just 93% correct answers in the real test.
MAIN ISSUE: There were 3 questions in the FAA test about ADS-B rules and that's not at all covered in the Sportys training. This training course needs to be updated ASAP ! Competing training courses do already include at least some questions about ADS-B rules, but the real test had some quite nasty questions I was not prepared for......
May 15, 2020
When I purchased the course, it was implied that a ground school component was included. When I logged in, it was simply a test prep. Yet in the welcome email, it specifically said this:

"Getting Started
In the My Courses tab click on Commercial Pilot Course. From there, you can begin your online ground school."

There was no online ground school. Just a bunch of sample test questions.
April 29, 2020
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4 months ago
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5 / 5
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Would You Recommend?
Yes
Doesnt offer many detailed study material videos like the Instument course but it almost doesnt need them
April 26, 2020
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Good learning tool
I have not yet reviewed the whole course but I very much appreciate the format, especially the fact that correct and incorrect answers are explained clearly.
April 13, 2020
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4 months ago
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3 / 5
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Would You Recommend?
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Lacking substance; buy only for written test
I was honestly somewhat disappointed by the materials available in this course. I understand, the Commercial License isn’t all that involved beyond really knowing your stuff from the Private Pilot knowledge areas. But there could still be video instruction for Commercial-specific knowledge and cross country planning considerations.

The only videos included in this course are very basic explanations of the maneuvers required during the practical exam.

The main value in this course is the written test practice and flashcards for oral exam practice. I would expect more in-depth material from Sporty’s; I loved the Private and Instrument courses, but would rather not dig through those videos to freshen up on knowledge areas.

I already passed my written before buying this course, so it seems the main reason I paid $150 was for the flashcards. I’ll be working on those to try benefiting from the money spent, but I know the same material could be found in a $10 book - or free online.
April 8, 2020
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4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great course for prep.
Great course!
April 6, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good
The course is well organized and technically works well. Some of the test questions have images that must be seen to find the answer however you cannot see your multiple choice options at the same time. (On an iPad).

The flight manouvers videos are only 3D I was hoping to see real airplanes doing the maneuvers.
March 27, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
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How long is the course available to me once I buy it?
David S on Mar 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You will have lifetime access.
Can I load the course on both my tablet and my desktop?
Joseph C on Mar 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can.
Do you have an outline for the course to allow the user to use as a guide?
STEVEN D. C on Mar 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: In the course under the resources tab you will find the Training Course Outline.
Does this integrate with ForeFlight to provide the digital endorsement and signature like the PPL and IR course do?
axnjackson11 on Apr 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Currently it does not. I will pass this along to our development team.
Is there going to be a TV app for this course like the private and instrument?
Joe F on Mar 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Now at this time.
Is this a test prep course only, or are there comprehensive lessons?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It is a test prep only.
I always see everything tailored to fixed wing, how is this course as it relates to helicopters? Much cariculum changes when the two are compared.
Zach K on Mar 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Some of what is taught is the same. Other item are completely different. Aerodynamics and Weight and Balance are a few.
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