Sporty's Deluxe Instrument Rating Kit (Online, App and TV)

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The Ultimate Instrument Rating Package

INCLUDES ONLINE, APP AND TV FORMATS!

These all-in-one kits from Sporty’s include absolutely everything you need to start flying or earn an instrument rating. Don’t be fooled by other, inferior kits—ours feature high-quality Flight Gear® bags (with custom embroidery options), complete and interactive courses, and pilot supplies designed and tested by real pilots. An easy way to get everything you need at a great price, these kits also ...

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The Ultimate Instrument Rating Package

INCLUDES ONLINE, APP AND TV FORMATS!

These all-in-one kits from Sporty’s include absolutely everything you need to start flying or earn an instrument rating. Don’t be fooled by other, inferior kits—ours feature high-quality Flight Gear® bags (with custom embroidery options), complete and interactive courses, and pilot supplies designed and tested by real pilots. An easy way to get everything you need at a great price, these kits also make a terrific gift.

Includes:

  • Sporty's Instrument Rating Course (Online, iOS App, Android App, Apple TV app, Roku channel)
  • Sporty's Flight Gear HP Captain's Bag
  • Sporty's Electronic E6B Flight Computer
  • Instant IFR Training Glasses
  • Flight Gear Timer
  • Instrument Flying Handbook
  • Instrument Procedures Handbook
  • Sporty's Instrument Pilot Maneuvers Guide
  • Instrument Chart Plotter
  • 2 failed instrument covers
  • FAR/AIM

 

2020 edition now available

Ace your FAA written test, save money during flight training, and become a better pilot with Sporty’s 2020 Instrument Rating Course. Over 12 hours of HD video and animations explain everything you need to know to earn your Instrument Rating and feel confident in the clouds. Combine that with powerful test prep tools, a comprehensive document library, and convenient app options, and you have aviation’s most complete training course.

What's new:

  • Expanded video segments cover important topics like ILS approaches, holding patterns, in-flight weather resources, flying with electronic flight bags, and more.
  • New test prep tools in Sporty’s Pilot Training app for iOS and Android allow you to focus on your weakest areas by tracking progress in dozens of subject areas, then creating smart study sessions.
  • Chromecast integration and a RokuTV channel (in addition to our existing Apple TV app) mean you can watch Sporty’s videos anywhere - even your smart TV. And your progress always stays in sync.
  • An FAA library offers access to 25 popular resources, from the Airplane Flying Handbook to important Advisory Circulars - over $300 in books for free. The Pilot Training app includes powerful PDF tools like bookmarks and search.
  • Video review notes make it easy to review the key points from every video segment. Included free with the course, it’s easy to read as you watch each segment, or print out the entire document for use as a refresher.
  • A redesigned online training portal is simpler, faster, and mobile-friendly. It’s easy to use on all your devices, and there’s no software to download. Perfect for on-the-go studying.
  • Free lifetime updates mean you’ll always have access to the latest information and study tools. This includes all platforms, from your phone to your TV. There are no subscriptions and no upgrade fees.

 

10 reasons pilots prefer Sporty's courses:

1. Five formats, one price

We know you’re busy, so our course is available almost anywhere. Use our online learning platform for complete access to videos and quizzes anywhere you have an internet connection. There’s no software to install – just log in and start learning. Or use our dedicated mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Apple TV, and Roku, which allow you to download videos for offline viewing. Progress automatically syncs between all formats so you can start a study session on your phone and finish on your laptop without missing a beat.

Completion certificate2. Get your written test endorsement

When you complete the course, we’ll  give you the flight instructor endorsement to take the written test—instantly! You can take this endorsement to the FAA testing center, and log it in your ForeFlight logbook. It's complete preparation for the FAA Knowledge Test.

3. Pass all your tests—guaranteed!

Our course is so complete we guarantee you’ll pass all three tests: the written, oral and flight. Our video segments make complicated subjects like aerodynamics and weather easy to understand, so you’ll impress the examiner. Plus, our Airman Certification Standards Study Guide cross-references every required task to the videos, making it easy to review for the checkride.

HD Maneuvers4. Dynamic in-flight video

Sporty’s courses are famous for their HD video and 3D animations. Not a boring ground school, we put you in the cockpit for a real world look at what flying is all about. You’ll see low instrument approaches from the left seat, and you’ll hear real world communications with air traffic control. Plus, each video segment includes helpful review notes for efficient studying, and many also have review quizzes to reinforce key concepts. 

5. 27 fully-narrated hd maneuvers

In addition to the comprehensive video segments, Sporty’s Instrument Rating course also includes a detailed maneuvers guide. All 27 maneuvers you might be tested on are included, with a 3D animation of the maneuver, narrated procedures, common errors, and completion standards. It’s a great way to review for the checkride.

Test Prep Tools6. Powerful test prep tools

You’ll ace the written test with our interactive tools. Create customized study sessions from the actual FAA test questions and see the right and wrong answers, plus plain English explanations written by our team of CFIs. Detailed analytics show you which areas need the most help, and allow you to study only the questions you’ve missed. Then, take a practice test that simulates the real knowledge exam you'll have to pass. 

7. Flight instructor tracking

We make it easy for your instructor to follow your progress through the course, so you always stay in sync with your in-person lessons. Invite a CFI to see your practice test scores and review your video progress.

8. Ask a CFI

If you're stumped by a difficult subject, talk to the experienced flight instructors at Sporty's. We have a team of over 25 CFIs on staff at our flight school, training students every day just like you, so they can offer quick, helpful answers. Just click the Ask a CFI button to send a message.

9. COMPLETE TRAINING SYLLABUS AND ACS

Research shows that pilots learn better when they use a high quality syllabus. We include a complete Training Course Outline as part of our course – the same one we use in our flight school. It includes detailed outlines for both ground and flight lessons. Think of it as a bridge between your at-home study and flight training. Our course also includes the full text of the FAA’s Airman Certification Standards (ACS) - your guide to the checkride - and cross-references each task to the video segments.

10. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES

When you buy a Sporty's course, you're gaining access to a a training platform that's always up to date and always improving. We are continually adding new video segments to reflect new regulations and technology. We also refresh our FAA test question database regularly, so you don't study outdated topics. There's no additional fee or subscription to receive these updates - just log in and learn!

 

MORE POWERFUL FEATURES:

  • Download videos for offline viewing in the app or stream them with an internet connection.
  • Automatic progress sync between all formats.
  • Air Facts segments go beyond the textbook to make you a proficient pilot.
  • Review notes and quick quizzes after most videos help you review your progress.
  • Closed captioned videos help students whose first language is not English.
  • Connect to your ForeFlight logbook to log your written test endorsement.
  • Earn FAA WINGS credit and save on your insurance.
  • Automatic updates mean you learn the latest information.

 

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SPORTY'S FLIGHT CREW

Want unlimited access to Sporty's courses plus free shipping and flight training scholarships? Join Sporty's Flight Crew, an all-in-one membership program that includes access to our Learn to Fly Course, plus much more. Plans start at just $39.99/month. Click here for details

AVAILABLE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES:

Online Course using a web browser – Login here

iPhone/iPad in Sporty's Pilot Training app – Apple App Store

AppleTV app – 4th Generation AppleTV or newer

Android in Sporty's Pilot Training app – Google Play Store

RokuTV App – search for the Sporty's Pilot Training Channel on your Roku device

 

THE INSTRUMENT TRAINING EXPERTS

At Sporty’s, we pioneered weekend instrument ground schools over 50 years ago, traveling the country to teach pilots the keys to IFR flying in just 3 days. Today, we operate an active flight school at our home airport (I69) with over 100 flight students. This everyday practical experience with instrument students makes us uniquely qualified to offer the most complete, up-to-date training courses available. When you learn with Sporty’s, you’re learning from the best.

 

TRAIN AT SPORTY'S ACADEMY

Ready to put that instrument knowledge to work? You can earn your instrument rating at the home of Sporty’s Pilot Shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. Train with the same instructional staff that brings you Sporty’s Complete Instrument Rating Course on DVD or online. Based at Clermont County Airport (I69), Sporty’s Flight Training Center offers accelerated instrument training in an impeccable fleet of well-equipped aircraft. SportysAcademy.com or email Fly@SportysAcademy.com

 
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What you'll learn

Volume 1 - Instrument Flying Fundamentals

  • The IFR Flight
  • The Instrument Rating Standards
  • The Instrument Scan, Primary & Supporting Instruments
  • Straight & Level, Climbs & Descents
  • Closer Look: Ground Training Devices
  • Turbulence
  • Air Facts—Staying Cool Under Fire
  • Turns and Steep Turns
  • Air Facts—Being Actively Passive
  • Partial Panel
  • Air Facts—The Good Old Days
  • Vacuum & Pressure Systems
  • Course Preview

Volume 2 - Air Traffic Control & IFR

  • Separation & Other Standards
  • The Basic Structure
  • Air Facts—Talking To Controllers
  • IFR En Route
  • Terminal Area Operations
  • Closer Look—Air Traffic Control Radar
  • IFR Communications
  • Air Facts—ATC Technology
  • Learning The System
  • Air Facts—Flight Plans, Fact & Fiction
  • The Pilot’s Role In The System
  • Closer Look—Transponders

Volume 3 - Instrument Approaches

  • The Goal
  • Approach Chart Details
  • Flying The Localizer
  • Flying The Glide Slope
  • Air Facts—The Simple Facts
  • Unusual Approaches
  • Air Facts—Vectors
  • Flying VOR Approaches
  • Closer Look—Procedure Turns
  • ADF Tracking & Intercepts
  • Air Facts—It’s Over Yonder
  • NDB Approaches
  • Holding
  • Circling Approaches
  • Visual Descent Points And DME
  • Air Facts—So Many Numbers, So Little Time
  • Flying DME Arcs
  • Global Navigation Satellite System
  • GPS Approaches

Volume 4 - En Route IFR

  • Flight Planning & Chart Reading
  • Closer Look—FAA vs. Jeppesen
  • Checking Weather
  • Air Facts: A PC 4 IFR? OK
  • Building Margins
  • Air Facts—Conquering Cockpit Clutter
  • En Route Planning
  • Closer Look—Approach Lighting Systems
  • Planning For The Approach
  • Air Facts—Check It Out
  • Closer Look—Designer Approaches
  • Going To An Alternate
  • Air Facts—What Is The Alternative?

Volume 5 - Weather For IFR

  • Getting Weather Oriented
  • Ice
  • Air Facts--Ice as a Practical Matter
  • Closer Look—De-Icing Systems
  • Thunderstorms
  • Closer Look—Thunderstorm Research
  • Cockpit Weather Information
  • Cockpit Weather Information
  • Below Minimum Weather
  • Air Facts—Reading The Weather Signs
  • Turbulence
  • Middle Altitude Weather
  • Air Facts—Nighttime Weather

Volume 6 - Advanced IFR

  • Trainer To High Performance
  • Flight Director And HSI
  • Closer Look—IFR Resources
  • IFR Use Of The Autopilot
  • Air Facts—Night IFR
  • Engine Instrumentation
  • Air Facts—Keeping It Running
  • Principles Of Turbocharging
  • Oxygen Use
  • Pressurization
  • Closer Look—Flight Level Rules & Regulations
  • Global Navigation Satellite System
  • GPS Approaches
  • Air Facts—Is There An All-Weather Airplane?

Volume 7 - FARs and Your Instrument Test

  • IFR Weather
  • Closer Look—Computer Testing
  • IFR Weather Data
  • Practical & Oral Test
  • Closer Look—Test Taking Tips
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Communications Loss Procedures
  • Air Facts—Communications Loss
  • Aircraft Instruments
  • Closer Look—Instrument Failure
  • Clearances And Flight Plans
  • Air Facts—Glass Checkride
  • ATC Expectations

 

Reviews
4.4 / 5.0
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Durability
4.6 / 5
Reliability
4.4 / 5
Performance
4.3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.3 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (6)
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good course, could be better.
I think it is a good course, but the videos are a bit disappointing. They were very basic and didn't cover all the test questions and areas of knowledge needed. But, I guess that is why they send the books with the kit. I am a visual learner and was hoping for more knowledge in the videos. Overall a good value and a great refresher on VFR as well.
November 10, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It's excellent
I like it to much, and need to buy it as soon as possible...
September 21, 2019
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It is by far better then ASA’s 80’s type classes. All up to date information, the only thing I wish is that you could download the videos so you can watch them offline but I guess that’s why there is a dvd box set. I should have gotten that instead.
January 16, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
Note that you can download videos for offline viewing in the iOS and Android apps.
February 25, 2019
John Zimmerman
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It is great. Exactly as shown.
August 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Instrument rating kit
I received this product a few weeks ago and have been using it every time that I get a chance. It's great to use when you have a busy lifestyle because you can access the program from anywhere that wifi is available. So far the product and videos are great and is EXACTLY as advertised. Thank You!
May 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great Instrument Package
Ordered the Sporty's pilot shop online instrument package and it is great. All the material is great, highly recommend it for those going desiring their ground instrument training.
August 12, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: liked the digital access anywhere. merchandise is quality stuff. Cons: i seemed to loose track of where i was w/ everything being digital. i almost bought the hard copy PTS study guide and the training course outline. since this would have been additional to the $249 price, i opted to terminate the online access and have them send me the DVD set complete w/ the above mentioned hard copy guides for no additional charge. i like having particularly the course outline as a study guide to follow along when i'm watching the video.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
As good or better than the PPL package I used first.
December 31, 2014
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what exactly is included in the kit for $349? thanks very much!
g t on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The kit includes the following; Sporty's Learn to Fly Course on DVD
Sporty's Electronic E6B Flight Computer
FAA Aviation Weather Text Book
FAA Airplane Flying Handbook
Private Pilot Maneuvers Guide
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Pilot's Log Book
FAR/AIM
Fuel Tester
Flight Gear HP Crosswind Bag
Sectional Plotter
VFR/IFR Flight Plan Forms
Are the books provided for exact follow along with online course?
Jeff C on Apr 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The books are references for the course.
How do I download course content for stand alone study? I was told by reception desk this can be done.
Mark M on Nov 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The lessons can only be downloaded to the app. There is a download button to download each lesson.
Does access to the online course expire after a certain time period from purchase or initial log-in?
A shopper on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Access to the course does not expire.
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 ?
monty a on Feb 22, 2017
Sporty's Deluxe Instrument Rating Kit (Online, App and TV)
Sporty's Deluxe Instrument Rating Kit (Online, App and TV)
Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2018 Edition
Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2018 Edition
BEST 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.
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