Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2019 Edition

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New content, flexible app options, and smart study tools all combine to offer an unmatched training experience in Sporty's 2019 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.

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2019 Course Now Available!

New content, flexible app options, and smart study tools all combine to offer an unmatched training experience in Sporty's 2019 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.

What's new:

  • New Android app: watch video on your tablet or phone, plus take interactive FAA tests
  • 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
  • Learn more about what's new in this article

 

10 reasons pilots prefer Sporty's courses:

1. Four 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, and Apple 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.

Completion certificate2. 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.

HD Maneuvers4. 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.

Test Prep Tools6. Powerful test prep tools

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. 

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.

Complete Training Syllabus

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. Airman Certification Standards

Our Learn to Fly Course 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. Our course also emphasizes deep understanding instead of just memorizing questions, something the FAA now discourages.

 

More Powerful Features:

  • 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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Course Content

Volume 1 - Your First Few Hours

  • Intro / The Flight
  • When Should You Fly
  • Air Facts -- Weather Junkies
  • Introduction to the Airplane
  • Closer Look -- Training Airplanes
  • Introduction to the Cockpit
  • Closer Look -- Cockpit Variations
  • Introduction to Airplane Engines
  • Air Facts -- Engine TLC
  • Fuel, Propeller, and Electrical System
  • Closer Look -- Engine Variations
  • Air Facts -- Purposeful Preflight
  • Preflight
  • Engine Start
  • Communications
  • Air Facts -- Getting the Message
  • Taxi, Run-up, Traffic Pattern
  • Closer Look -- Wind Direction Indicators
  • Takeoff
  • Closer Look -- Tower Controlled Airports
  • Air Facts -- Takeoff Tips
  • Four Fundamentals
  • Air Facts -- Pitching and Turning
  • Four Fundamentals (part 2)
  • Air Facts -- The Proper Attitude
  • Conclusion

Volume 2 - Practicing Landings

  • Ground Reference Maneuvers
  • Closer Look -- Taxi Tips
  • Engines
  • Air Facts -- Engine Suspicion
  • Aerodynamics
  • Closer Look -- Angle Of Attack
  • Slow Flight
  • Closer Look -- Change Of Scenery
  • Stalls
  • Air Facts -- Stall Rhetoric
  • Normal Landings
  • Air Facts -- Down to Earth
  • Takeoff & Landing Variations

Volume 3 - Your First Solo

  • Pre-Solo Maneuvers
  • Closer Look -- Flight Training Across the Pond
  • Steep Turns
  • Closer Look -- Touch and Go
  • Emergencies
  • Air Facts -- Emergencies
  • Fog & Atmospheric Pressure
  • Thunderstorms and Flight Service Stations
  • Closer Look -- Telephone Weather Briefings
  • Air Facts -- Weatherwise
  • The Pitot Static System
  • Closer Look - The Pilot's Operating Handbook
  • Runway Safety
  • Drag
  • Closer Look -- Reducing Drag
  • Thrust, Stability, & Center of Gravity
  • Closer Look -- Phonetic Alphabet
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Air Facts -- Eye to the Sky
  • Student Pilot & Medical Certificate
  • Air Facts -- Fit for Flight
  • Solo

Volume 4 - Recreational and Sport

  • Predicting Performance
  • Closer Look -- Runway Markings
  • Maximum Performance Takeoffs & Landings
  • Visual Approach Slope Indicators
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Weather Theory
  • Weather Data
  • Airspace
  • Rules for Recreational Pilots
  • Publications and Charts
  • Rules To Fly By
  • More Weather Theory
  • Air Facts
  • More Weather Data
  • Weight and Balance
  • Written and Oral Test
  • Flight Test

Volume 5 - Your Dual Cross Countries

  • Night Flying
  • Air Facts -- The Night Shift
  • Publications and Charts
  • Air Facts -- Where Is It Really
  • Flight Planning and Computations
  • Air Facts -- Leave Yourself an Out
  • VOR Navigation
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • ADF Navigation
  • Closer Look -- Line Crews
  • Weather Theory
  • Closer Look -- Weather Information
  • Weather Data
  • Closer Look -- Beehive Airports
  • The Dual Cross Country Flight
  • Closer Look -- Sporty's E6B
  • Airspace
  • Air Facts -- Finding the Logic
  • Wrap Up - Going Places

Volume 6 - Your Solo Cross Countries

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Air Facts -- Getting to Know You
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Closer Look -- Controller Profile
  • Performance Charts
  • Air Facts -- When Enough's Not Enough
  • Maximum Performance Takeoffs and Landings
  • Closer Look -- Aviation Adages
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • More Weather Theory
  • Air Facts -- Laying a Foundation
  • More Weather Data
  • Closer Look -- Practical Test Standards
  • Basic Instrument Flying
  • Air Facts -- Calm in the Clouds
  • Flying Out of Trouble
  • Air Facts -- Life's a Glitch, Then You Fly
  • Lost and Found

Volume 7 - Private Pilot Test

  • Rules to Fly By
  • Air Facts -- Logbook Memories
  • Closer Look -- Flying Maladies
  • Flight Plans
  • Closer Look -- Runway Markings
  • Weight and Balance
  • Air Facts -- A Balanced Approach
  • Private Pilot Test: The Computer Test and Oral Exam
  • Closer Look -- The AOPA
  • The Flight Test
  • Air Facts -- Flying Colors
  • High Performance
  • Cessna Skylane
  • Closer Look -- Remote Communications
  • Expanding Horizons

Course Update History

What's New in Version 5.0 - October 24, 2018

Updated to the new Sporty's 2019 Learn to Fly Course

Online Course Features
- Video Search: quickly find a specific video segment based on a keyword search
- All new FAA Test Prep: a new faster test prep module features 3 new study modes, Smart Study, Marked Question Study and Incorrectly Answered Questions study
- Test Prep Analytics: see detailed reports on past performance in each category of question
- Test Prep Answer References: each question includes a link to view the specific FAA reference book or resource from which the question is based.
- CFI Progress Sharing: this feature was enhanced to allow you to share the specific video segments you've completed, and how you answered each question on practice tests
- CloudAhoy Integration: Connect your CloudAhoy account to view an analysis of the maneuvers completed on each flight, with links to view the corresponding flight training video segment from the course
- FAA Handbooks: quick access to all the FAA handbooks and reference guides

NEW Android App
- view all the video segments on an Android phone or tablet
- study test prep questions in Learning and Test Modes
- progress automatically syncs with the online course and iOS app
- automatically included with the 2019 Learn to Fly Course

iPhone/iPad App
- Video Search: quickly find a specific video segment based on a keyword search
- Test Prep Answer References: each question includes a link to view the specific FAA reference book or resource from which the question is based.

What's New in Version 4.1 - June 11, 2018

- includes the new version of the Airman Certification Standards (ACS), FAA-S-ACS-6B. Each ACS Task includes a video review section that allows you to quickly access the corresponding video training content.
- includes updated FAA test prep questions/answers and incorporates the updated figures from the new version of the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement, version FAA-CT-8080-2H

 

What's New in Version 4.0.2 - February 15, 2018

The Pilot Training iOS app for iPhone/iPad was updated to prevent downloaded video files from being included in daily iCloud backups.

What's New in Version 4.0.1 - November 13, 2017

The Pilot Training iOS app for iPhone/iPad adds support for iPhone X. The video player in the app was updated to include a faster and improved video player with new features: rewind/fast-forward 15 seconds, AirPlay directly to AppleTV, video subtitles.

 

What's New in Version 4.0 - October 19, 2017

The 2018 Learn to Fly Course now includes all 3 platforms for the same price: online, iPhone/iPad app and AppleTV app. This update also includes a new tracking system to keep your video and test score progress in sync between all 3 platforms.

New features:

- All-new iOS app available in the app store, called Sporty's Pilot Training
- 32 fully-narrated HD maneuvers
- Flight instructor tracking: invite your CFI to monitor your progress
- Review notes with each video allow you to quickly review segments with text and video
- Enhanced review quizzes allow you to jump to the section of the video for a thorough explanation

- Subtitles added to all videos

- Redbird GIFT integration allows you to use Sporty’s course with Redbird simulators

 

What's New in Version 3.9.1 - June 12, 2017

- updated to include the 2017 Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for Private Pilot, which is fully integrated with the video training to cover each task and maneuver required for your checkride.

What's New in Version 3.9 - May 19, 2017

- the interactive maneuvers guide has come to life with 31 new animated HD videos, each narrated with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the maneuver.

Added new HD video segments covering the following topics:

• 6 rules for VFR Cross-Country Flying
• Your Deceptive Flying Mind
• Runway Markings
• The Private Pilot Oral and Flight Test
• Flying the Cessna Skylane
• Remote Communications

 

What's New in Version 3.8 - January 10, 2017

- includes new high-resolution figures and images for the written test prep component of the course, providing much greater detail when answering questions.

What's New in Version 3.7 - December 21, 2016

- updated quiz questions following video segments for more accurate review
- new video segments covering ATC, staying calm in the clouds, instrument tips, and more
- Lightspeed Tryout program offers access to Sierra ANR headset for monthly fee

 

What's New in Version 3.6 - October 26, 2016

- added the latest FAA test questions to the written test prep component of the course
- incorporates the latest version of the Airman Knowledge Test Supplement for the FAA test prep questions

What's New in Version 3.5 - October 13, 2016

Added new HD video segments covering the following topics:

- ADS-B surveillance, traffic and in-flight weather
- Aircraft performance charts
- Maximum performance takeoffs and landings
- Advanced weather theory
- Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)

What's New in Version 3.4 - June 15, 2016

- includes the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for the private pilot, including the ability to review video segments directly from each task in the ACS
- added the latest FAA test questions to the written test prep component of the course
Added new HD video segments covering the following topics: new student pilot certificate, Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

What's New in Version 3.3 - March 1, 2016

Added new HD video segments covering the following topics:

• Go/No-Go decision
• Training airplanes
• Introduction to the Cockpit
• How airplane engines work
• Prop, fuel and electrical systems
• Preflight
• Starting the engine
• Radio communications
• Taxiing the airplane
• Traffic pattern operations

What's New in Version 3.1 - January 6, 2016

Adds new HD video segments on the following topics:

• Ground Reference Maneuvers (S-turns across a road and turns around a point)
• Steep Turns
• Touch and Go Landings
• Emergency Procedures
• Weather Theory (Fog, Atmospheric Pressure and Thunderstorms
• Weather Forecasts & Reports (METARs, TAFs, Radar imagery)
• Pitot/Static System
• Runway Safety
• Aerodynamics
• Aeromedical Factors
• Medical Certificates

What's New in Version 3.0 - November 1, 2015

Improved HD Video Playback—We've completely revamped the video playback in the course for a much better viewing experience. The course now detects your bandwidth and automatically play the highest quality video available (including full 1080p HD when available). The new video player also makes it much easier to fast forward within a video segment, and includes better progress tracking logic.

When watching on an iPad or iPhone in the Safari web browser, you can also take advantage of the iOS 9 picture-in-picture multitasking feature. This allows you to "pop" the video out of the web browser and continue to watch the video while using another app.

What's New in Version 2.9 - September 24, 2015

Ask a CFI—This new feature allows you to get in touch with the experienced CFIs at Sporty's Academy right from the course to ask questions about the course training materials, content in the FAA written test or other aviation topics related to your flight training.


What's New in Version 2.8 - September 3, 2015

Adds all new HD video segments on the following topics:

Ground reference maneuvers

Taxi Tips

Airplane Engines

Aerodynamics

Closer Look at Angle of Attack

Slow Flight (flight maneuver)

Power-on and Power-off Stalls

 

What's New in Version 2.7 - February 11, 2015

We've enhanced the Knowledge Test Endorsement request feature -- you'll now receive your endorsement certificate immediately after completing the course. And now your request FAA Wings credit will be processed immediately after course completion.

What's New in Version 2.6 - October 18, 2014

We added all new HD video sections to the course covering night flying, aviation charts, flight planning, weather theory, airspace and cross-country flying

What's New in Version 2.5 - June 1, 2014

This update adds a new course management feature, allowing you to view completion status and access all your Sporty's online courses from a single location

What's New in Version 2.4 - February 10, 2014

This update adds the new FAA test prep supplement required for Private, Recreational and Sport Pilot written testing. The figures and legends are now displayed as full-color, high-resolution images, making it easier to see and interpret the information required to answer the FAA questions in the test prep section of the course.

What’s New in Version 2.3 - October 4, 2013

This update adds a new feature to the video training section of the app. Now after viewing select video segments you’ll be presented with a short quiz containing FAA test questions covering content from that video segment.

What’s New in Version 2.2 - July 9, 2013

We’ve added a helpful new feature in the test prep section of the course that allows you to pause and save your progress during a knowledge test session, and return later to finish. You can also now review a detailed record of your past test prep sessions, and see your answer selections and explanations for each question.

What’s New in Version 2.1 - October 1, 2012

Added compatibility with Internet Explorer 10

What’s New in Version 2.0 - March 1, 2012

Sporty’s is proud to announce all new content and a brand new modern HTML5 interface for the Learn to Fly Course, and the upgrade is free for existing users:

  • New HTML5 design means the course is compatible with all popular web browsers and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android.
  • The Learn to Fly Course now includes training for all 3 pilot certificates: Private, Recreational and Sport. You choose the track that’s right for you.
  • Improved video streaming for lighting-fast playback.
  • After successfully completing the course, you can now receive both FAA Wings credit and an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge test

 

Works with:


Internet Explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

iPad/iPhone

Apple TV

Notes:

  • Requires Chrome, Safari 5+, FireFox 9+, Internet Explorer 10, iPad browser.
  • iOS app requires version 10.0 or higher
  • AppleTV app requires 4th generation AppleTV or newer
  • Accepted for FAA Wings Credit

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Highly recommended
I have found the presentation to be very professional and informative. I like to be able to easily review concepts that I did not fully understand at the time of the initial instruction. The quizzes help to cement the learning process and provide a way to see if the concept has been retained in memory. I also am happy to know that I am learning the most up to date information and will have the ability to review updated information in the future as it become available.
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Very Satisfied
The Sporty’s private pilot prep course is very easy to follow and comprehensive. I took my test this week and passed with no issues whatsoever.
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So far, I think its a great product overall. I am very new to aviation, so I have a lot to learn and don't necessarily "know what a I don't know". With that being said, I feel that some of the videos may be a bit brief and I will likely require quite a bit of extra study time outside of the videos to feel confident about the knowledge test. Otherwise, very educational overall and extremely easy to use, especially if you are Mac based.
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Significantly less content than I expected for the cost
I 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.
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Good course overall, but definitely not a standalone course
While 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.
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Well done
Excellent course, great bite size pieces, helpful illustrations. Really well done.
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A Great Foundation For Every New Pilot
I 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, 2018
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Sporty's Learn To Fly Test Prep
Excellent course! Could not have been better. Well conceived and executed. Thanks much!
September 4, 2018
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Great tool for getting back into flying.
Great tool for getting back into flying
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1)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.
Neil P on Jan 6, 2017
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?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2016
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?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2016
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?
Darrell A on Aug 22, 2016
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?
J V on Oct 29, 2017
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?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2016
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?
Patrick on Mar 3, 2017
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?
Jordan F on Oct 4, 2016
Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2019 Edition
Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2019 Edition
Sporty's VFR Refresher Kit
Sporty's VFR Refresher Kit
BEST 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?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2016
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.
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Pamela G on Apr 22, 2017
BEST 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?
Jon Q. on Sep 9, 2016
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.
Is this program part 141 approved? As in if I take this course can I take the test to begin flight training at a part 141 facility? I've gotten mixed answers here. I am trying to get around the 35 hour in class requirement with an instructor, hoping this will allow me to save a few dollars.
KC M on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A part 141 program is approved by the FAA for each flight school that teaches a 141 program. If the flight school that you are going to attend is using our program in their part 141 flight school it would be approved for that flight school. It is approved for use here at Sportys for our part 141 flight school.
Does this course take place of any classroom training or costs of flight school?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2018
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.
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). Thanks
A shopper on Aug 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This course covers the basic. We do have a VFR Communications course that go into a little more detail.
If purchased as a gift for my son how long would he have access to the program?
Shane T on Nov 30, 2017
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?
GareeN on Aug 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be used as a stand-alone course.
Is there any discounts for veterans?
Grunt on Jul 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not have a military discount.
What items other than the course will I need to get the most out of it (the course)?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
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.
What would the youngest appropriate age be for the course?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2018
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?
Randy K on Aug 26, 2016
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.)
A shopper on Nov 4, 2017
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.
Derwood S on Aug 4, 2016
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.
I purchased the 2018 course about a week before you came out with the new 2019 version as i was unaware of the new offering. Do I have access to the new content, and if yes, how do i get it? Thanks.
matt m on Dec 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When you access the online course it is automatically updated. The app will have an update from the app store.
If I buy the course, can I download it to my iPad or my Mac Book to study off line? I’m off line whenever I’m in flight, or in a car or somewhere that doesn’t provide WiFi...!? Even my iPhone goes on Airplane Mode whenever I’m in flight.
Thanks
Carlos F on Nov 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: With the app, you are able to download the videos to your iPad/iPhone and view offline.
I am curious how the learning history function integrates with the course. I have viewed roughly half the videos and taken all the applicable follow-up quizzes, but so far, I see only the % video progress reported - no dates viewed, quiz results, time spent on resources, etc. Is the learning history feature tied only to the test prep section, or should I be seeing other “evidence” of progress through the course? I want to be sure I can log my self study as required by the FARs.
A shopper on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The feature that you are speaking of is only tied to the Test Prep section. Typically your CFI will sign off that you completed the required home study course.
Does it include questions for a glider rating? In not, might this be added?
Russell H on Nov 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This course does not have questions specific for a glider rating. I will pass this request along to our development team.
Is this for an annual subscription or is this course available indefinitely?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is available indefinitely with the purchase of the course. If part of our flight crew subscription then you will have access while you are a flight crew member.
Is the Learn to Fly course offered in this package combo deal the same as "Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2019 Edition - Product ID: E1753-1A"? I'd like to avail the 2019 version if that can be offered in this deal. Thank you.
A shopper on Oct 30, 2018
Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2019 Edition
Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2019 Edition
Learn To Fly  Course Activation
Learn To Fly Course Activation
Learn To Fly Course and ForeFlight Course Combo
Learn To Fly Course and ForeFlight Course Combo
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the course is the same.
once i buy the learn to fly course, will i have pay yearly to watch the ground schools videos or its unlimited use forever?
Steven B on Oct 16, 2018
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?
Josh U on Oct 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: To log into the course go to www.sportys.com/youngeagles enter the username and password that sent to you.
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