4.6 / 5.094 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.6 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (43)No (3)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoSignificantly less content than I expected for the costI was expecting a ground school but this is more like a college survey 101 course. Expect to need a LOT of supplemental content from youtube or study guides to fill in the gaps. It's a slick program and the test prep is great but the actual course is meh.October 14, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood course overall, but definitely not a standalone courseWhile this is a good course overall and presents a lot of good information, I think it's important to understand that it is not a standalone course, but a supplement to other education sources (CFI, handbooks, other material, etc.). I'm returning to flying after an extended hiatus and decided to use this course to refresh my rusty recollection. However, even having completed it, I still feel the need to review other sources to fill in the gaps.
On the plus side, this course is easy to use, convenient to access, and presents most of the information in a fairly straightforward manner. Additionally, the test prep alone is worth the cost of the course; particularly in that you can take and re-take exams as much as you like and each question provides feedback both as to the correct response as well as to the incorrect response. Also a plus is the provided endorsement and FAA Wings credit (upon successful completion of 2 practice exams above 80%).
In contrast, while the material is all there, it is not all explained at a very deep level. For example, you may hear the term "gyroscopic precession" in this course but beyond causing a turning tendency, what is it and why does it exist? If you don't have another source for delving into that topic, you'll never know from this course (even though it's a potential question on the written exam). Likewise for the remainder of the topics; the information is all there, but it's more of a 1-mile-wide/1-inch-deep presentation than an in-depth presentation that might be received elsewhere.
As such, while I would recommend this course, I would stress that using other sources is required so as to garner a better understanding of the topics. At least for me, simply passing a written exam isn't enough - I want to understand the why and how of the topics, not just know the what.October 8, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesWell doneExcellent course, great bite size pieces, helpful illustrations. Really well done.October 5, 2018Purchased
4 weeks agoSeptember 10, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA Great Foundation For Every New PilotI completed this course before ever stepping into an airplane, and believe it is the right approach for all new pilots. The videos are current and high quality, covering all necessary ground and flight topics. Presented in a more logical order than that provided by a CFI. A great foundation to take into the cockpit, and makes supplemental ground instruction with your CFI that much more efficient and relevant. Lastly, the learning tools (question bank) were perfect preparation for the FAA knowledge test...absolutely no surprises on the test.September 5, 2018Would You Recommend?YesSporty's Learn To Fly Test PrepExcellent course! Could not have been better. Well conceived and executed. Thanks much!September 4, 2018Purchased
2 months agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat tool for getting back into flying.Great tool for getting back into flyingSeptember 2, 2018Purchased
5 months agoComprehensive and thorough. I like the flash cards and quizzes as I progress!September 1, 2018Purchased
2 months agoWould You Recommend?YesAugust 26, 2018Purchased
2 months agoWould You Recommend?NoUnfriendly websiteI bought the course with the expectation that I could download and view online while traveling. So far, I can’t figure out how to do this, and customer service works bankers hours.The rating may change, but at this point, I’m only frustrated, not satisfied.August 11, 2018Purchased
2 months agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopThe Pilot Training app for iPad and iPhone (included free with your course purchase) allows you to download video segments for offline viewing.August 13, 2018John Zimmerman
- Question and Answer
Browse 76 questions Browse 76 questions and 86 answers1)Will this course enable me to pass the oral portion of the FAA test as well?
2)How does it help with the flight portion of the test? Does it take you thru the steps of flying the aircraft?
Thanks in advance for your answer.BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is total preparation - the written/knowledge test for sure, but also the oral portion and the checkride. While there's a written test prep tool to practice all the questions, the videos are focused on really teaching the material so you understand it, not just memorize it. You'll also get a preview of the checkride in the last part of the videos. This is a complete course.Can I also use the iPhone/iPad app if I only buy the online version? Or do I have to buy both the online and the iOS version in order to watch the videos on both my PC and my iPhone?BEST ANSWER: With the new 2018 courses, you get access to the online version, the iOS app, and the Apple TV app - all for the same price and all with automatic sync. Just buy once and use it anywhere.Is this ground school acceptable?BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what "acceptable" is in this context, so I'll address a couple of them:
1)Do the FAA testing centers accept the Sporty's Certificate of Completion? Yes.
2)Is the training sufficient to pass the test? Yes. I just finished with the video training and practiced the questions until I mastered them. I scored a 98% on the FAA Test (missed one question).
3)Are the videos any good? Absolutely. They add a lot of context to the questions that you can't get by just reading the questions and memorizing the answers.
4)Are the test questions identical to those on the test? Not exactly. Some are, some are different. For example, no practice question addresses the test question that asks about the Mode required on the transponder when squawking 1200. The answer is to set the transponder to "Mode 3/A Code 1200". It was the only question I missed.
I hope this answers the question.
3)For the online format how long is the material available to you?BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.Can the "Learn To Fly Couse" be used for 2 people in the same family? My son and I are planning to take the course. Is it possible to buy one course & both my son and I use it?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can both use the course, however only one person is able to receive the endoresement for the FAA written course.Does it have a quiz at the end of each section or chapter?BEST ANSWER: There are short quizzes (2-3 questions) roughly every other video. These questions do not effect the progress of your lessons if answered incorrectly. They are there to help you.I purchased the Sporty's online Private Pilot Course a year ago. Do I need to upgrade that course to this 2017 version?BEST ANSWER: Just log into the course and you will have the most current program.I am debating between the VFR Refresher and the Private Pilot Test Prep course to catch me up on everything since I haven't flown in 20 years. Which product is more thorough?Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2018 EditionBEST ANSWER: The Learn to Fly course is much more thorough.Can I also watch the videos on my iPhone if I buy the online version? Or do I have to purchase both the online and the iPhone version in order to watch the videos on both my PC and my iPhone?BEST ANSWER: With the 2018 course, you get access to the online, iOS app, and Apple TV app - all for the same price and all with automatic sync. Just buy once and use it anywhere.I currently have the pilots handbook of aeronautical knowledge and Airplane Flying Handbook. Will I need to purchase other books or products to go along with the Sportys Private Pilot Online Training curriculum? I'm trying to decide if I should get the kit since I already have two of the books.
GBEST ANSWER: The only other book that would be needed would be the current FAR/AIM.Have the issues been addressed about the quizzes to matching up with the videos?BEST ANSWER: I have not had an issue with questions not corresponding to the videos. In other words, the quizzes match the videos, so I guess it has been fixed.If purchased as a gift for my son how long would he have access to the program?BEST ANSWER: He is only 10 and couldn't get is license for 6 years but would like to start now. Would he get all the updates?Can this course replace reading a private pilot book?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be used as a stand-alone course.Is there any discounts for veterans?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a military discount.Does this course take place of any classroom training or costs of flight school?BEST ANSWER: The course is a complete ground school. You can obtain your FAA written before you begin your actual flight training. Your instructor may still want to go over the information to ensure that you have the required knowledge.What items other than the course will I need to get the most out of it (the course)?BEST ANSWER: The course is complete. If you are looking for an additional item I would recommend taking a look at our deluxe kit item 4100A.Does this course cover talking to ATC in enough detail? I am a new student pilot and the thing that intimidates me the most is ATC, and I just want to make sure this course could help me with that (as well as everything else). ThanksBEST ANSWER: This course covers the basic. We do have a VFR Communications course that go into a little more detail.What would the youngest appropriate age be for the course?BEST ANSWER: The question is a bit subjective as age can be a factor but it's more about the ability to understand some complex scenarios. Flying involves the understanding of aerodynamics and the application of that theory to actually flying an airplane.
A student pilot must be at least 16 years old to solo an airplane. The solo flight is one in which there is no instructor in the airplane for the duration of the flight. Many young pilots start primary flight training before their 16th birthday and many start the ground school prior to that.
In short, what I am saying is that it doesn't make sense for anyone younger than 15 years of age to undertake this course however, if they want to learn about flying, weather, navigation planning, and communications, from the perspective of being a pilot, then they can certainly take the course. There may be aspects of it that make no sense whatsoever but again, it depends on the student and their aptitude.Can you log into this from different computers? EX: like my work computer at the office as well as my home computer? or do you download it directly onto a single computer?BEST ANSWER: The web based one can be accessed from anywhere. I have logged in from 3 different computers and my laptop.How do I access this course via Apple TV? Do I have to load/buy something using iTunes, or does the Apple TV have a way to do that? (If it does, I'm not seeing it.)BEST ANSWER: Note that the Apple TV app only works on the latest generation (4th) Apple TV. Previous models do not have access to the Apple TV app store.Will the online program work with Android 5.1? I have a Lenovo tablet dedicated to learning to fly apps.BEST ANSWER: It needs a browser to access the online web url.I tried it on my Samsung S5 Galaxy and it works. Hope this helps.once i buy the learn to fly course, will i have pay yearly to watch the ground schools videos or its unlimited use forever?BEST ANSWER: No, once you purchase the course it is yours to use.I did a young eagles flight a couple years ago and have set up an account and put in all the info that the pilot gave me but I still cannot access the learn to fly program does anyone know how to fix this?Is it competable with other computer system like Windows?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with windows. We recommend using the google chrome web browser.Can the app version be accessed by two different iphones using the same account?BEST ANSWER: Yes.What steps do I take after completing learn to fly do I take to earn my ground school rating?BEST ANSWER: What do you mean by ground school rating?Upon completion of the program and passing then FAA exam, do you receive any ratings. What I mean is will I be certified in say Ground School or will I need to pursue other programs afterwards?BEST ANSWER: There are no ratings after you complete the FAA exam. In order to obtain a pilots certificate, you must pass the FAA wrote, Oral and Practical exam. This course will satisfy the FAA requirement for ground training.Can you use this with android phone?BEST ANSWER: Currently, the app is only for IOS devices.Do you offer a military discount?BEST ANSWER: No, we do not have a military discount.I am an Alien flight student, Canadian living in Mexico. Do I need to get TSA approved prior to starting this course? How about prior to getting to the FAA oral exam?BEST ANSWER: No, this is only online training so there is no need for TSA approval. You can do it from home.
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