4.6 / 5.0105 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.6 / 5Performance4.5 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (51)No (4)Would You Recommend?YesThis has been a great tool for putting into practice the things I learn in ground school. The teaching is consistent and doesn’t differ between instructors.January 14, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat course. Worth every penny.Clear and concise. Videos were great and by the time I was done with the test prep, I knew I was ready. 88% and the only reason I missed two of the questions was I’d forgotten how to convert F° to C° On the E6B. My bad. Good score. Good purchase. Highly recommend the course.January 8, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGot a 90Took my written yesterday and got a 90. All but three questions on the exam were in this prep course. I’ll be recommending Sporty’s to the other student pilots I’m flying with.January 8, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoSolid Course, Still Needs WorksThis is a solid course. I'm about 35% through. Here is what I've observed so far:Positive:- Videos are clear and engaging.- Review questions at end of each video are a good way to re-learn content.Negative:- There is no suggested curriculum or study plan. There are lots of resources other than the videos, but I have no idea how or when to use them in conjunction with the videos. This would be a much stronger course if it integrated its various parts, rather than having them sit separately.- The practice tests are divided by categories that are different than the videos, making it impossible to easily set up a practice test that reviews the content you've reviewed so far. Sync the test categories to the video categories so that they work better together.- The review quizzes at the end of each video don't ever tell you the correct answer. At the end of each quiz provide a score with a written explanation of each correct answer. It will make the quizzes much more effective (having to re-watch the video is very annoying) and help students who learn best by reading.- The "skip to the explanation" feature in the post-video quizzes is buggy. The first time you hit it it only goes to the start of the video - you have to hit it a second time to go to the portion of the video that contains the answer to the question you are on in the quiz. Go through and fix it so it works, especially since you don't offer any other way to verify answers.So, in summary, a solid course, but better content integration and more thought into pre-testing and content review would go a long ways.January 7, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat choice!Working my way through the course and so far so good! Love the videos and am learning a lot. Great choice for online ground school.January 2, 2019Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI would recommend this course to any beginner wanting to learn how to fly.I like it so far. I have gone through the first 26 sections/videos in the first Chapter.
There is sometimes a little lag time in the video. Has to be something with how Sportys sends it out on line, because it doesn't matter of I'm on Wi-Fi, DSL, or which type computer I use to view the video, it lags/freezer up for several seconds and then starts again.
But other than that, I am glad that I bought this because the instructions are simple and you can go in and read everything that is from the video. Wish there were a few more test questions or review questions after each chapter.December 29, 2018Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5It was a Christmas Gift. But from what I’ve been told it is awesome.December 28, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesModern and easy to understand? will recommend this to all student pilots, even if they are in a low wing aircraft. Some parts are Cessna specified, but, it reminds you to check everything once again. The videos cover the topics and explained perfectly. I have the Jepp subscription and I borrowed the King from my friend. They are excellent too. From formal/officlal looking (jepp) transcript to sportys is refreshing. While King will stay the King for many decades more, but, at this century, it needs some polishing, and some more virtual/visual explanations on the difficult notions. Therefore I am following all three and preparing for safe flights.December 25, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesHighly recommendedI 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.November 25, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Very SatisfiedThe 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.November 15, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 84 questions Browse 84 questions and 94 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) 2019 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.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.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.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.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.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.I dont in the US. After studying this course, am I still eligible to attempt the FAA written exam? Does the FAA have an online testing system for international candidates?BEST ANSWER: There is not a testing system for international candidates. The test must be conducted at an FAA testing station here in the US>Does ForeFlight app in this bundle cover Europe?Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2019 EditionBEST ANSWER: Foreflight does not cover Europe.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.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.
ThanksBEST 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.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?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?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.
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