4.7 / 5.0157 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (95)No (5)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOctober 18, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI am about 65% through the course. The videos are easy to follow and the section notes below the video are a great addition. I have no real concept of how difficult the FAA Airman Standards fest is but I fell the quiz questions may be a little too easy or the video just simply does a great job delivering the necessary information. I will definitely be considering Sportys IFR ground school program in the future.October 13, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOctober 11, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe concept is really cool, especially with important videos having short quizzes after. My main issue is that I fly a light sport cruiser and I don’t fly the sky hawk so it’s not as helpful to me as it would be to someone who flys the sky hawk. The best part is the unlimited tests, an awesome feature to get ready for the test. I also like how the course is broken down nicely into modules.October 1, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5September 26, 2019Purchased
1 year agoReliability5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat learn to fly courseGreat videos and easy to followSeptember 23, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSo FARAfter taking a Private Pilot Course in 1995 at a local
Community College in a packed Classroom of 45 Students.The Instructors only teaching tools an Over Head Projector and occasional DVD player on a Television and of course a Black Board that required all of Mel Carpenter the Instructor illustrative techniques .
Sporty's Pilot Shop Learn to Fly Course does as it claims
Flies Like a Dream ; " Flying occurs largely in the
imagination " . Wolfgang Langewiesche
Now if the FAA would offer Online Test Certification for
Ground Courses instead of CAT"S kiosk examples:
I file my IRS Income Tax's Online because I'm less
likely to be Audited than if I filed a Paper Return .September 12, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEasy to learn with SportysEasy to watch, learn, and test your skills with short quizzes.September 8, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesit’s incredible! I love the learning mode on the app. Especially with its links to the appropriate sections in the respective books. It makes learning the material easy!August 31, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesvery well structured learn at your own paceI love this program. I can study at my own pace, when I want where I want. I can time my ground school lessons with my flying lessons which really helps a lot.
I also recommend Sporty's Plane English app for mastering communication.August 31, 2019Purchased
2 months ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 104 questions Browse 104 questions and 119 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.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.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)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 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, App and TV)BEST ANSWER: The Learn to Fly course is much more thorough.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.How many hours of material?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 23 hours.Is there any discounts for veterans?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)?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.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.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?Hiw many hours to complete course?BEST ANSWER: The course has approximately 24 hours of video. Most students complete the course in about 6 weeks.Do you offer a military discount?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a military discount.Can this course replace reading a private pilot book?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be used as a stand-alone course.What is the guarantee for passing the written, oral and checkride?BEST ANSWER: If you do not pass we will refund the cost of the course.How far can I go? If I complete the course can I take the written + oral/P? Can I skip any portioms of a flight school by completing this course?BEST ANSWER: I took nothing but the Sporty class and passed the Sport Pilot written test with 88% with no studying with my CFI - nothing but Sporty's. For the oral, I imagine there'll be far more on the oral, performance, etc, but the Sporty's class is top notch! I think everyone should skip the 'ground school' at their flight school, not paying $60-$70/hr to have someone teach them what they can drill on their own at their own convenience for $200. CFIs are for dual instruction, imho, not for ground school, unless you have specific questions you want explained by them.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.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.Is it a lifetime registration ? And can i use it in my desktop and laptop at same time ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is lifetime. You can use it on both the desktop and laptop. I do not recommend using it at the same time so that your progress is synced.I've gone through ground school twice (last one 18 months ago) but did not take the knowledge test due to unforeseen life issues. I'm now scheduled to begin flying lessons in 6 weeks and I need to have passed the knowledge test before or soon after I begin at the school. Are your lessons segregated so that I can concentrate on "ground school" learning/refresh material and still get a testing endorsement without having to go through 100% of the course material? I'd still like to use all/the rest of the material for my oral and practical milestones.BEST ANSWER: We require that you view 100% of the video's and complete two fo the test in test mode to obtain the endorsement to take the written exam.this application can be use in china?BEST ANSWER: The course is designed to teach for the US certificates. It can be used in China.
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