4.6 / 5.049 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.5 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (7)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent Information at a Heavy CostThis is a great product for those hoping to earn their private pilot certificate (especially if you skipped ground school) but the cost is high for the content you get. The layout of the information and flow is well done. Each video covers a specific topic with clarity. The biggest downside aside from the cost is the lack of interaction. There are a few quizzes to take after videos but the "interactive" maneuvers has no interaction. I was not expecting a full blown flight sim in which to manipulate or practice things from the video but when you hear the word interactive you almost hope for an interactive graphic of sort that is manipulated by the user's inputs. No such thing is in this training so I'm not sure where the "interaction" is other than watching the videos. Nonetheless the content that is here is great if you can swallow that high cost.September 5, 2017Purchased
1 month agoReliability4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNot the cake, but the icing!Better than paying 5 hours of ground school. Ties what you read in the book and what you learn in the sky wonderfully. Would love to see more downloadable supplemental training materials. A must buy BEFORE starting flight school. Save money and go in prepared.August 29, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery Easy to understand, comfortable, practical and a must toolEasy to understand, structured step by step,with explanatory videos and the most important at very affordable priceAugust 28, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWell organized. Well presented. This was my first step into obtaining a private pilot cert and I think it was the best first step I could have taken.August 6, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat CourseWhat's left out of the video is covered in the discussion on but study questions. Overall I'm very happy with the course. After working through the study questions I'm no longer worried about passing the written test. Now I just want to see how close to 100% I can get on it.August 6, 2017Purchased
2 months agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat explanationsI am both reading the Jeppesen book and working through these lessons. The explanations in the lessons are excellent and the test taker is a great study tool.July 30, 2017Purchased
2 months agoEase Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat courseGreat program so far and tons of information. Videos are done very well and nicely paced to allow for note taking. My only feedback for improvement would be a more in depth or spelled out syllabus for each step. My flight instructor of course is there to assist but since this is more of a self paced course a more concise outline of pages to be studied in this or that publication would help. All around a great course that will take me to my certificate I'm sure.July 28, 2017Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Great product to refresh knowledgeI have been out of the left seat for seven years after children being born but ready to get back in and up in the air. Wanted to refresh my knowledge prior to working with an instructor and working on check ride. A lot has changed since my original dvds I purchased from Sporty's many years ago. Love the digital format and watching on iPad.April 28, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Much new informationJust getting back into flying after 20 years. I had the original flying course dvd's from Sportys, but ordered the new "LEARN TO FLY COURSE" ONLINE. There is a lot more information, many new videos, and you have access to the course forever (with upgrades as they occur). Well worth the price.April 27, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Pretty darn goodI am a student pilot with around 18 hours of time in an aircraft. A few years back I went through a ground school through my college. Since many years have passed since I went through that course, I had forgotten many major subjects and facts. This course was an excellent refresher/beginner course for me to take prior to taking my written. I have been studying for a week and a half with this Sporty's course and just took my written and passed. Thanks Sporty's!April 13, 2017
- Question and Answer
Browse 31 questions Browse 31 questions and 36 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: I purchased the learn to fly course in June and I can watch it from any browser, any time, I just have to sign in. I didn't know about the app. I just downloaded it and it won't let me sign in to see all the videos. I can see enough that I can tell it's all the exact same thing from the browser.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)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.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 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: I am not sure but the online version just needs a browser to access the online web url, So you can use Safari or Google chrome on your Iphone (instead of the app). It should work, i think but I have not tried it myself. You may want to call them just to be sure.The system will not allow me to edit my question, so I will ask again.
Have the issues been addressed about the quizzes not matching up with the videos?BEST ANSWER: I have not had any problems with questions matching the videos. I have only observed one issue. I could not find the refered to airport on a map. This was a great course. I definately picked up many tips.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.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 (Online) - Private Pilot Test PrepBEST ANSWER: The Learn to Fly course is much more thorough.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.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 there an instructor syllabus to match up flight lessons to this course?Can I access online corse after purchase?BEST ANSWER: Yes, just ensure that you do not select it as a gift. With the gift we mail an access code.My college-aged niece would like to learn to fly. I've held and renewed my CFI-I/MEI certification for almost 20 years, but I'm not really as up to speed as I need to be. I've been flying Part 121 stuff almost exclusively for the last 18 years. My hope is that I can stay a chapter ahead of my niece and get myself up to speed on new regs and GA technology while helping her along. Can we legally share a single iPad subscription or do I need to buy one for each of us? Thanks in advance!Learn To Fly Course (Online) - Private Pilot Test PrepBEST ANSWER: You can use the program together. I would recommend that you purchase it under her email and name. This way the endorsement for the written is under her name.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.how do I partially rewind or fast forward an online video?BEST ANSWER: There are video controls at the bottom of the player that will allow you to rewind 10 seconds. If you want to go further than that you will need to drag the blue indicator at the bottom and move it.After completing the course where do you go to get your flight training?BEST ANSWER: There are several flight school directories on the internet. I would recommend doing a google search.Have you corrected the test questions matching up with the videos?BEST ANSWER: We are always striving to keep the product updated.How integrated is the online ground school with the FAA books included in the deluxe private pilot kit? Can I use this ground school course with the ASA books?Learn To Fly Course (Online) - Private Pilot Test PrepBEST ANSWER: Our online learn to fly courses uses some of the books, ie far/aim acs standards. The other reference material are the faa books, The pilots handbook of aeronautical knowledge and the airplane flying handbook and the Aviation weather book.Can I go back and repeat sections of the course?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can review the sections.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.BEST ANSWER: We guarantee that you will pass the written, oral and flight test. It software shows how the maneuvers, required for your private pilot licence, are preformed.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.After I buy it can I reuse or do I have to buy again?BEST ANSWER: You may review for as long as you like.is there a way to bundle this package with the vfr kit and save any money and not have to receive two items of the same kit ?Learn To Fly Course (Online) - Private Pilot Test PrepBEST ANSWER: We do not have a bundle for a package with the Instrument deluxe kit and the learn to fly course.
I recommend the purchase of the Learn to fly deluxe kit, Then when your ready to start instrument training you would only need a few additional items.Do you need a valid drivers licenses to acquire a Pilots license?BEST ANSWER: You will need a valid government issued identification. Please see faa.gov for specifics as to what qualifies as valid identification.If you do this online course is there a time limit on your actual flight traning hours? Is there a time limit on the online course as well?BEST ANSWER: There is no time limit on using the course or your actual flight training hours. The only time limit imposed is by the FAA from the time you complete your written exam you have 24 months to complete your training or you will need to retake the written exam.how do i use the material once i buy it?it´s possible save in the hard disk of may pc?BEST ANSWER: No, the videos are streaming and cannot be downloaded.For the Learn to Fly Private Pilot Online Corse, how many hours in duration dees it take to cover in order to compete?BEST ANSWER: There's about 15 hours of video, and the larger sections (20-30 minutes) I ended up watching multiple times. Plus there are practice quizzes and two chances to take the test. Best bet is to figure 20-30 hours to complete the course.
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