4.6 / 5.058 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.6 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.5 / 5Value4.4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (40)No (3)Would You Recommend?YesLean to FlyA very easy to use system with the videos and questions making learning this stuff simple.January 31, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSporty’s prepares a very nice package, my only wish would be if they isolated a more dedicated portion just towards the written test. I was told the information is in the package, and they didn’t want you just to focus on the test instead of just learning all the material.January 10, 2020Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesDecember 8, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLearning in a format that works for me, and my learning style.Being of more advanced years, I had sat down with my prespective Flight Instructor, at a School that had come recommended by a friend who works for Lufthansa training here in Arizona.
The meeting was for my part a joint interview, I was establishing that that there program, and instructor's were the right fit! Yes, I even took the wife along, as this is as much about me as her... Time, and commitment. I bring this up as it was the instructor, who after talking through the whole PPL.process, went on to talk about outside training, as in online, a technical school or other forms of out cockpit training. He showed me online in his office three particular options. H. Carefully went through the pros and cons of each one, they were not all in the same price range granted as well. He had taken the time to listen to me explain the way I learn, and Inwas very clear about my intentions in my training, and even my long term goals.
We all came to the same conclusion that the Sportys Pilot.Shop appeared to be my best option, plus they also had a deal.on a package, Note: I am Scottish and love my deals! :-)
So the course itself, I like the pace it goes at, of course we can all self place also. I had decided to burn through the course, before I even have started at the school. My reasoning is I want to gain a broad base of knowledge that I can have access from day one. I will then go back through as a different pace to co inside with my flight school training
One of the first things that I found, going back to school is that you have to retrain yourself doing online courses.
This came very naturally and quickly. I was happy at my performance at getting good scores on each session, as I progressed. #1 Tip, go with you gut on answering questions, several times I would see second guess my answer, over think and choose a close but not correct answer.
The course reinforces that making the correct choice is essential, and that you should never ever be rushed into a decision, as you and your potential passengers lives are at risk. Some of the video segments are pretty long, of course you can pause, but I prefer to get on through it, and then test my level on knowledge and attention at the test at the end.
The video's are well put together, showing you either on board actual footage of what is being discussed or great diagrams etc, makes it so very easy to follow, and understand. I am more than confident, that between this awesome course, and my flight instructor, I will be the very proud owner of my PPL.December 5, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesReally great and reliable!!! Wasy to understand. Makes learning to fly a breezeNovember 10, 2019Purchased
3 months agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesso far very informative and helpful. just took first lesson and was very preparedOctober 5, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSporty's Pilot Course KitThe entire package contains virtually everything a beginner pilot can use, and use effectively. The flight bag looks nice, and is quite rugged with plenty of room. I'm learning to use the E6B, and my son learned to use it this summer, and he loves it. The books are what you need to complement your flying lessons, and should be useful for a very long timeSeptember 13, 2019Purchased
5 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesTake Off With This Program!I am enjoying it very much. So much information and wisdom. Much has changed since I first learned to fly (1980's), and so much still the same but totally worth relearning. The materials are very thorough, easy to understand, and pertinent for both the experienced and new pilot. I would so recommend it! My friend and instructor strongly encouraged me to get the program, and is also impressed with everything. I love the new electronic E6B. One recommendation - offer a cool T-shirt as an additional option.August 18, 2019Purchased
6 months agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBought the course for my daughterI Bought the course and kit for my daughter, she loves it. She watches the videos on her apple phone, which makes it convenient since she always has it in her hand! She replays the videos to reinforce the lesson. Her flight instructor was impressed that she had everything: flight bag, manuals, log book, fuel checking tool, etc. she also loved the personalized embroidery on her flight bag.August 13, 2019Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesProfessional and slick starter set.Professional looking, arrived fast, easy way to get started with ground school and the bag is higher quality than I expected.August 4, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 47 questions Browse 47 questions and 51 answersHow long is the course accessible online after purchase?BEST ANSWER: There is no limit - you get free updates as we make them.Is "Sporty's Deluxe Learn To Fly Course Kit (Online)" certified as an approved FAA training provider? Is it certified in accordance with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 141? I don't want to buy this kit and than find out that I wasted my time and money because the FAA doesn't accept the Sporty's pilot training kit as an appropriate training course to satisfy the completion of the ground-training when I try to take the knowledge test.BEST ANSWER: Our course will satisfy the completion of the ground training for the written knowledge test. We also provide the endorsement required to take the written test. With a part 141 flight school the training materials that the flight school uses would have to be certified as part of the 141 training program.
Sporty's Academy is a part 141 flight school and the learn to fly courses are used as part of the training program.How do I access the online or app course once I've gotten the deluxe kit? Is there a code to use to avoid paying the 200 for the app?In the delux version of learn to fly do you get the DVDs and online as well?BEST ANSWER: No, this kit includes only the online course.I first received my private pilot license in 1987. I accumulated about 15 hours of flying that year, got married and had kids and I stopped flying by 1988. I want to start flying again so I recently purchased the Microsoft Simulator X software along with the Saitek Flight Controls. I need to reintroduce myself to everything I learned in Ground School in 1987 with today's information. What is my best route to take to start flying again. I would like to take a ground school course at home while practicing on the Microsoft Simulator software then head out to an airport to fly with an instructor. Is this the best route? Can I take a ground school class at home?BEST ANSWER: Malcom,
Since you have some time and did complete your PPL I would say that this course would be a good way for you to get current again and brush up on the current rules and regs. I used the course to complete my PPL after a 10 year break between when I started flight school and was able to complete my PPL. It worked out great! It was much easier than sitting in a classroom and it allowed me to move at my own pace. It helps to have at least some working knowledge of the FAR/AIM and aeronautical knowledge to really make the course beneficial to you but if you do not remember anything, no worries, the course does go through even the basics. Overall, I highly recommend the course. I know some people do not like the online/DVD approach to ground school but to me it is the way of the future and I enjoy it a lot more. Hope this helps you!I live in Duluth, Minnesota and am wondering what are the requirements for the check ride? So I need the check-ride to complete the course or can I do it locally? Thank-youBEST ANSWER: Our course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge for the FAA written exam. You will need to complete the flight portion with a local flight instructor.Is this good for sport training?BEST ANSWER: Yes, our course includes the Sport, Recreational and Private course.2018 FAR AIM included in purchase or is it 2017?BEST ANSWER: It will be the current edition.I noticed that there are a lot of new items as of January 2017. Are the books the newest editions as well?BEST ANSWER: Yes the books are the current editions.is the FAR AIM included in this set?BEST ANSWER: Yes.is there an option to upgrade to another bag or are those sold seperately?BEST ANSWER: There is not an option to upgrade to another bag. The other bags are sold separately.do I have to go any were other than my home airport to take the written FAA test for ground school?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you have to go to an FAA approved testing center. You can locate a testing center by going to the FAA.gov and search for testing centers.hi i just asked: I was wondering how I will test because when you take ground school at an actual airport school one of the instructors gives you a test is my understanding? tell me if I'm wrong cause I just turned 15 and am still learning. thanks!!!😀🛩 your answer was The software has a test prep sections that will simulate a test just like the test that you will take for the FAA. how do I take the FAA test? was what I ment to say, sorry for the confusion.BEST ANSWER: Once you watch all of the video and take two practice test and receive a test of of 80% or greater you will be able to download the endorsement to take the test. You will then schedule the test by contacting the testing center at 1.844.704.1487.I was wondering how I will test because when you take ground school at an actual airport school one of the instructors gives you a test is my understanding? tell me if I'm wrong cause I just turned 15 and am still learning. thanks!!!😀🛩BEST ANSWER: The software has a test prep sections that will simulate a test just like the test that you will take for the FAA.how long does it take for people to complete the course on average?BEST ANSWER: The course can be completed in about 4-6 weeks studying 2-3 hours a day.Is this the 2020 edition new books and everything?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the kit includes the current editions.Does the deluxe course contain a tangible yoke and throttle for simulation?BEST ANSWER: It does not.I already have the Flying handbook and the Aeronautical knowledge handbook. Can I get the delux kit without these two books at an adjusted rate?BEST ANSWER: We are not able to change the contents of the kits.Is there an option to buy the kit with the ASA versions of the Airplane Flying Handbook and the Pilot’s Handbook Of Aeronautical Knowledge? I am interested in the full color versions of these books and I have seen reviews that the FAA versions (the non-ASA version), are all black and white.BEST ANSWER: We do not have and option for the ASA books.where is the embroidery located on the bag?BEST ANSWER: It is embroidered on the front flap.What is the difference between this and the test prep for 199? Is it just the books and bag?BEST ANSWER: The deluxe kit includes the bag, books, plotter, and E6B as well as the course.Can you ship to South Africa?BEST ANSWER: We ship worldwide. If available please select the I-Parcel shipping option.Can two people use the same kit?BEST ANSWER: The kit is designed for one pilot.Can I use both the APP and the Online, or is it one or the other?BEST ANSWER: You have access to both and can use both.would a 14 year old be able to understand this course?BEST ANSWER: Yes.What is the recommended study time for the course? I’m planning to take a week to study and then take the exam. My goal is to pass the written before I start flight training. Is that recommended?BEST ANSWER: The course includes 29 hours of video. The study time is usually three to four weeks.Is there an option to upgrade to the ASA CX-3 flight computer?BEST ANSWER: No, the kit is discounted with the item shown.do the course has an expiration date? or i keep it forever?BEST ANSWER: The course is yours forever.Does this on android or hp computer?BEST ANSWER: The course will work on any platform using a web browser.Can my wife and I share the purchase of one course and both get endorsements?BEST ANSWER: The course will only issue one endorsement. You can have a CFI endorse that you have completed the home study course prior to taking the FAA written Exam.
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