4.7 / 5.0247 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (175)No (9)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLearn to fly online courseI’m glad that I had 15 hours of flight instruction before taking your course. Otherwise I don’t think I would have understood much of the terminology. I now have 25 hours of flight instruction and your course is an enhancement to actually flying an aircraft.August 5, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability2 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoSorry I bought itThere is quite a bit of information in this series, but not explained very well. They just throw the information at you very fast without explaining it. I would not buy again. I wish I had bought the King course.August 2, 2020Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesI would recommend this so far. Still have to take the written but the videos are informative and we'll structured.July 23, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStudent Pilot JennNot completely through the course but I love it so far. I like how there are many modules that are easy and organized so if I want to revisit a subject, it is easy to find. So far so good!July 23, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood seriesThis has proven to be a wonderful course. I have read the Jepp Book but I find it much easier to learn real techniques when I can watch it being done in a real airplane.July 23, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI like it a lot :-). The testing format is excellent.July 20, 2020Purchased
1 month agoReliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNeed a course tutorial.I really appreciate the thoroughness of the videos especially when it comes to explaining that training will hit lulls and that’s okay.
One thing I wish the course did is better explain how the course is supposed to work. For example how each quiz relates to the final test in the volume. I am over 50% thru my videos and don’t know how or why the study sessions work. I also don’t know what the 2 test by the video progress bar is for. How do I take those. When do I take those and what’s the expectation to get thru the course? Maybe I missed watching the video if there is one explaining how the course works.
A tutorial of how the course is laid out would help. Otherwise I love the videos. Very professionally done and pleasant to watch.July 19, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIdeal level of instructionAlthough I have previously flown in other countries, this course seems o me to be absolutely ideal for getting my license in the USA.July 18, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent ProductI am enjoying the clean consistent format. It is easy to understand, follow along, and review sections I am not fully understanding.
I'm over half-way and struggling with the weather portions. The presenter's speech cadence is so polished it is almost unnatural, but the content is there and it is a difficult subject for me. Nit-picking...July 17, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest training tool out there!Excellent resource for PPL prep! The videos are extremely informative. You can take the FAA practice test infinitely! And it tracks your scores, strengths and weaknesses... this really lets you focus on the subjects that need work. Overall I think it’s the most economic and flexible course on the market! They guarantee you’ll pass all three tests. Cheers to Sporty’s and their team!July 16, 2020Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 141 questions Browse 141 questions and 160 answersFor the online format how long is the material available to you?BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.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: 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 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?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 this still only for Apple devices or is Android supported (July 2020)?BEST ANSWER: It is supported on both Android and Apple devices, as well as online, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast.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.if I start the course, am I able to reset/restart if I take a break from it for a while?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the only t8me requirement is that you must take your practical exam within two years of your written exam or you will have to retake the written.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.Will this be all I need to pass my faa test?BEST ANSWER: This course along with the FAA publications that are available for free is exactly what you. As with any education though the material is there for you to learn. In other words the learning part is up to you all they can do is present it. The sports course lays it out in a practical logical manner that is easy to follow though.
Don’t hesitate do it now it won’t disappointWould this app be beneficial for me in the UK ?BEST ANSWER: The course is designed for the US. Aerodynamics, weight and balance, aircraft performance and weather would be the same. Regulations and airspace would be different.
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