4.7 / 5.0187 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (121)No (5)Durability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat course just some minor updates needed.After 30 years from flying I am starting most of my knowledge from scratch. I researched Kings but believe Sporty’s is doing a better job of keeping their material up to date and easy to understand. For instance the Garmin G1000 videos were very helpful. The only thing that I might consider dated is some of the radio communications material. For instance no one says fife or tree for three and five. Technically that is probably still in some reg someplace but in the US you would probably seem very student pilot like if you did.February 13, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFebruary 4, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat trainerRecommended by my flight instructor. It was money well spent.
Real confidence builder.February 4, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAll that you need in one spotVery thorough and well-illustrated through either actual video or useful animations. I'm about 60% through the course so far, and while there certainly is a lot to learn (including a few aspects I didn't expect), it's broken down into manageable chunks. I tend to watch a few of the videos strung together (with some having short 5-12 question quizzes to tackle), and then take a break so I can absorb the material. This course is slightly more expensive than other comparable offerings, but I like that once it's purchased, you can revisit as much as you like, with all current/future updates, instead of a having to renew after a prescribed period. If there's a particular part you want to re-review, it's always there, and you can take as many sample tests/quizzes as you like to get comfortable with various subjects. I'd recommend without reservation. The only knock I have with it is that there are a few areas I'd like introduced earlier, including some definitions of terms/acronyms (otherwise there's an implicit assumption of prior knowledge/understanding when there may be not) as well as a discussion of just what a beginning/student pilot actually needs in this crucial early phases of his/her aviation journey. I know Sporty's will have everything we'd eventually need, but I'd prefer an honest assessment of "hey, here's what you need right now; this is nice to have, but not necessary this soon; and this is what you should have or plan to get by the time you're soloing or have received your PPL."February 2, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest ground school you will ever get!I got my private pilot’s license 36 years ago. It’s been a while since I have flown, and I needed to get a refresher course on “everything”. If you feel like this, I would highly recommend getting the Sporty’s Private Pilot Course, and go over everything. The videos have a lot of visual learning elements, the explanations are excellent and quality is superb. The private pilot course explains everything you need to know whether you are a student, or a rusty pilot, like me. The course also includes a wide variety of tests to improve your knowledge, and a FAA prep test. Happy flying!January 29, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLoving the CourseThe content and videos are spot on; easy to view and understand!January 25, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood courseI’m about a third of the way through and it’s been very useful. Solid, simple explanations of concepts, coupled with video and animations, help with understanding. Regular review quizzes help ensure you really get the concepts. Probably the best part is the ease of use and portability. I can watch a few when I have some quiet time or on my lunch break, and rewatch a section if I don’t fully grasp something the first time. Haven’t tried the rokutv app yet, but i expect it to work similarly well.January 24, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNot knowing what I don’t know....this is very informative. Very succinct but descriptive. Definitely prefer the go at your own pace format.January 23, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPrivate Pilot TrainingI'm eager to earn my Private Pilot wings and Sporty's ground school training is great so far!January 16, 2020Purchased
1 month agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSportys on-line trainingSportys on-line training videos have been very beneficial to my private pilot training. Have not finished yet, but is definitely better than someone lecturing because you always have the info to review at your finger tipsJanuary 15, 2020Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 118 questions Browse 118 questions and 134 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.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.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)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 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.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.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.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 there any discounts for veterans?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a military discount.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.Do you offer a military discount?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.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.1) I would like to know after I completed this course what is my next step to continue to become as a privet pilot? go to flight school ?
2) What is the difference between Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online, App and TV) and Sporty's Deluxe Learn To Fly Course Kit (Online, App and TV) ?BEST ANSWER: 1. After completing the course you would take the written exam and then complete the flight portion of the training. You will then take a check ride to obtain your certificate.
2. The deluxe kit includes a flight bag, fuel tester, E6B flight computer, logbook, reference books and planing logs as well as the course.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.Do you have a promo code ?BEST ANSWER: Promo Code are delivered by email. Please sign up on the website.How do I make payments?BEST ANSWER: We do not have an option for payments. Please check with PayPal.
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