Customer Reviews4.7 / 5.0229 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (159)No (7)Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLearning to Fly course has been very helpful. The instructor, Rob, has been clear and concise; the videos and audios have been realistic and helped immensely in getting a feel for flying. I find it most productive to go over the notes first and then start the video to improve my understanding and retention of the information provided. The quizzes are a good review and point out those areas I need to review. All in all, the construct of the course has made the learning endeavor fun and thorough.July 4, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe app works very well and is easy to use. The course is easy to follow and the information is great.July 3, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI love it!This course is definitely easy to use, and I love being able to access it on multiple platforms and devices. There is a wealth of information to be explored and discovered! Would recommend.July 1, 2020Purchased
1 week agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat for senior learning.I’m 68, a widower. Always wanted to fly. Decided to just do it. Looked at this course and thought it would be a good ground school for me. My instructor concurred. I really enjoy the online information/instruction. You can review and learn at your own pace. ????June 27, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesHelpfulVideos are well put together and helped clear up a lot of questions I had. The test prep was clutch and helped me get a 97 on my knowledge test. Using it for the Oral prep now. I had the Cessna course for ground school and this was way better. This will be a useful tool for any pilot.June 21, 2020Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJune 19, 2020Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesThree Thumbs Up!If you can't learn from this, you may want to rethink your interest in climbing into a cockpit. Informative, enjoyable, and very well done.June 18, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes100% Recommend this program!It's super user friendly! I can pull it up on any device, so when I'm traveling I can watch it. The instructor is clear, the graphics are understandable and the sections are short with a lot of information but not overwhelming. It tells you how much time each section is so you know if you have time to continue to the next lesson. If I don't understand something I have the ability to watch the sections multiple times. The test at the end are very helpful as well! I would totally recommend this program!June 17, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPerfect for Visual Learners!Very easy to understand and excellent visuals to grasp the concept!June 17, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent course! Passed PPL first time without instructorI am just getting back into getting my PPL from a 8 year absence.
I don't have an instructor helping me and decided to try Sportys test prep for the written.
I found the course to be very good with excellent information! However I feel like there is some elements you simply can't get the full understanding from. I joined an online study group on FB that really helped put the information the Sportys course gave me together and helped show the bigger picture on several things.
I do recommend this course if you're needing to take your written, and I have great faith you can pass your written just on this information alone, however if you really want to benefit the information they are giving you, finding a group of other pilots / students to exchange questions with it will benefit you exponentially!June 11, 2020Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 135 questions Browse 135 questions and 153 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.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 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.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.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.Would 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.How do i purchase the course for PPL but not for the whole learn to fly course?BEST ANSWER: You are not able to purchase just the PPL course. The learn to fly contains the Sport, Recreational and PPL. When you start your course you choose which path you want to take for your training.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.
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