4.7 / 5.0131 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (71)No (5)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat for review as well as learningI've been a private pilot since 1987. In the course of growing both a family and business, flying got put on a shelf. Having access to this Learn to Fly Course has helped me to knock off much of the rust.May 14, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExtremely useful.Extremely useful and smart. I like the smart study sessions and all the video quizzes. I don’t have a lot of specifics, I just find the whole thing extremely useful.April 22, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcelente curso lo recomiendo al 100%Es un grandioso curso para los que #1 no tenemos ningún conocimiento de la aviación y #2 para los que no tenemos el Inglés como primer Idioma.
Las explicaciones son en un leguaje claro y con una calma muy valiosa.April 22, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPrivate pilot courseThe course is very complete and easy to use. The web base allows me to pick up where I left off on the bus, at lunch time and anywhere I get a minute. The practice tests are challenging and like the FAA exam.
I'm going through the process of getting my PPL after having given it up 30 years ago and I find this course easy to use.April 13, 2019Purchased
1 month agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesome videos with clear and thorough informationThe ground school lessons are great so far! The videos are super well-made, with good visuals, and script/information. I've been impressed by the UI both on desktop and through the Android app (no issues or bugs). I'm hopeful that my access to the information is for life and that Sporty's updates their content as FAA rules evolve.April 10, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStill the best training course aroundSuper comprehensive and includes access to flight training exercises to follow with a flight instructor.April 4, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat productGreat update to date videos and easy to understand material. The app is straight forward to use.April 1, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5First class all the wayEasy to use. Love the short segments, gives me time to think overMarch 31, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSporty's Learn to Fly CourseI'm was a rusty private pilot and decided to go over it all again. Why not? You get it all, in this super value course. Get the Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot and what I initially needed, Flight Review course, for all one price.? WOW! And they go the extra mile in each course. Excellent review, made me feel super confident to get back in the left seat :). Get it and feel confident.March 29, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI recommend this courseI love the course. Videos are easy to follow, a little dry but not terrible, I do understand the point is to give you as much information as quickly and cleanly as possible to avoid confusion. And the practice quiz at the end of the video segments are a huge help and make it easy to go back and re learn what you missed. I do wish that somehow they could make these videos more interactive for people that learn by doing or learn with their hands like me. I struggle with books, but the videos are the best I could get. I came here after realizing the Gliem course is pure misery. So far so good. I’m powering through the videos, taking a practice test here and there to see if I’m absorbing what I’m watching and it’s going fine.March 27, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 98 questions Browse 98 questions and 111 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) 2019 EditionBEST ANSWER: The Learn to Fly course is much more thorough.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.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.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.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.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 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.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?How many hours of material?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 23 hours.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.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.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 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.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.When the whole new 2020 Sporty's Private Pilot course will be available this year?BEST ANSWER: We are always working to improve our products. Please watch our website for the when it will be available.Hi, just purchased the product. I guess I didn't read into it enough, and assumed it would be compatible with Android as well, as like most multi-platform apps. Is this something that is in the works or under consideration? ThxBEST ANSWER: The course can be used by both IOS and Android apps. The online course is accessible with a web browser. We recommend Google Chrome. To use the Android app go to the Google app store and download the "Sportys Pilot Training App"Will this course work for both Sport and/or Private Pilot test prep?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the course contains Sporty, Recreational and Private test prep.Is this useful just for general knowledge? I'm not a pilot but love aviationBEST ANSWER: This is a ground school to obtain the Sport, Recreational or Private pilot license. It is specific for each of the licenses.If I take this course, what test could I take before joining a private pilot school for the flying portion? Could this save money if I found a cooperative school?BEST ANSWER: This will prepare you for the private pilot FAA written exam.
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