4.7 / 5.0151 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (90)No (5)Durability4 / 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery informative. Covers it all. Every beginning pilot needs this.August 29, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent courseWell thought out, clear and concise, excellent quality videos.
Well worth the money.August 14, 2019Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA Pleasurable learning experience.I am starting a bit later in life to become a private pilot, so it has been a while since I was in school of any kind, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when being tested. My experience so far with this course is that it is an absolute pleasure to use. I have found myself anxious to get the time to watch another chapter and take the quiz. There is a great way to check your answers and learn from mistakes. I just started actual flight school and felt very well prepared for my training as a result of this course.August 9, 2019Purchased
1 month agoValue5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLearn to fly seems to be working our for my students, so far.Students like this . . . send me another review in a month so I can update!August 8, 2019Purchased
1 month agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest deal availableI have used the Dauntless, Jeppeson, and FAA materials for study during my flight school training. All are good. However, I broke my leg and was laid up for a couple of months so decided to go through the Sporty's course. It is really well done and takes you through the ground school and maneuvers material in an orderly way that builds on what was covered in preceding lectures. The supplemental material (e.g maneuvers, test prep, etc) is great as well. As review, I used the ACS study guide which references the video sections of the course.
It will take you a good month (minimum) of devoted review to get through all parts of this course, but you will be well prepared to fly and take your knowledge test after you are finished. I can't believe that there are any better products out there.July 20, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5I love the program but feel that there are too many topics covered in each section.July 14, 2019Purchased
2 months ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 102 questions Browse 102 questions and 117 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.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.Is there any discounts for veterans?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a military discount.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.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?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.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.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.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.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 i use the study course on an amazon fire tv?BEST ANSWER: No, they do currently work with the Amazon Fire TV.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.
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