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

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Ace your FAA written test, save money during flight training, and become a better pilot with Sporty’s 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
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Ace your FAA written test, save money during flight training, and become a better pilot with Sporty’s 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.
  • Subtitled 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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AVAILABLE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES, TRY FOR FREE:

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

 

What you'll learn

Volume 1 - Instrument Flying Fundamentals

  • The IFR Flight to Midway
  • Getting Started in Your Instrument Training
  • The Instrument Scan, Primary & Supporting Instruments
  • Straight & Level, Climbs & Descents
  • Closer Look: Flight Simulators
  • Flying in Turbulence
  • Air Facts—Staying Cool Under Fire
  • Turns and Steep Turns
  • Closer Look: Electronic Flight Bags
  • Vacuum & Pressure Systems
  • Partial Panel
  • Air Facts—Glass Cockpit Flying

Volume 2 - Air Traffic Control & IFR

  • Separation & Other Standards
  • The Basic Structure
  • Air Facts—Talking To Controllers
  • IFR En Route
  • Departing the Terminal Area
  • IFR Arrivals
  • Closer Look—Air Traffic Control Technology
  • IFR Communications
  • Air Facts—Radio Pro
  • Learning The System
  • Air Facts—Flight Plans, Fact & Fiction
  • The Pilot’s Role In The System
  • Closer Look—ADS-B Transponders
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

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
  • Holding
  • Circling Approaches
  • Visual Descent Points And DME
  • GPS Approaches
  • Air Facts–GPS Approach Tips

Volume 4 - En Route IFR

  • Flight Planning & Chart Reading
  • Closer Look—FAA vs. Jeppesen
  • Checking Weather
  • Air Facts: Developing Your Self-Weather Briefing
  • Building Margins
  • Air Facts—Conquering Cockpit Clutter
  • IFR Planning Tips
  • Closer Look—Approach Lighting Systems
  • Planning For The Approach
  • Air Facts—Check It Out
  • Closer Look—Designing 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—Ice Protection Systems
  • Thunderstorms
  • Closer Look—Thunderstorm Research
  • Flying with Datalink Weather
  • Air Facts–ATC Radar for Weather Avoidance
  • 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
  • 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

Course Update History

What's New in Version 4.1 - May 1, 2020

New video segments added covering the following topics:
• Checking Weather for an IFR flight
• Developing your own self-weather briefing
• Building margins
• IFR flight planning tips
• Approach lighting systems
• Planning for an instrument approach
• Designing approaches
• Alternate airport selection
• Principles of engine turbochargers
• Engine instrumentation
• Oxygen use


What's New in Version 4.0 -
October 1, 2019

Upgraded to the 2020 Instrument Rating Course

• 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 – smart study, incorrect question review, marked question review
• Chromecast and RokuTV channel
• FAA Document Library
• Video Review notes


What's New in Version 3.5 -
June 7, 2019

The Instrument Rating Course in the mobile Pilot Training app for iOS and Android now includes all the FAA Handbooks for convenient studying. These are viewable in a new powerful document reader in both app platforms, that allows for easier reading, searching and bookmarking when viewing each document.

 

What's New in Version 3.4 - May 15, 2019

New HD video segments added on flying instrument approaches, including approach chart analysis, flying an ILS (localizer and glideslope), ATC vectors, VOR approaches, procedure turns and holding patterns.

 

What's New in Version 3.3 - January 31, 2019

New Sporty's Roku Pilot Training Channel allows you to access the Instrument Rating Course on the popular Roku smartTV platform. Also adds Chromecast support for the Android version of the Pilot Training app.

 

What's New in Version 3.2 - December 23, 2018

The iPhone and iPad apps were updated with an improved Test Prep interface. The new design includes colorblind accessibility enhancements and provides a better experience when studying for FAA tests on the iPhone's smaller screen.

What's New in Version 3.1 - December 7, 2018

The Android app now includes complete FAA test prep features, allowing you to study test prep questions, answers and detailed explanations for the Instrument Rating test. The app also now allows you to take simulated practice tests and earn your knowledge test endorsement based on your Android test results.

What's New in Version 3.0 - October 24, 2018

Updated to the new Sporty's 2019 Instrument Rating Course

Online Course Features
- Video Search: quickly find a specific video segment based on a keyword search
- All new FAA Test Prep: a new faster test prep module features 3 new study modes, Smart Study, Marked Question Study and Incorrectly Answered Questions study
- Test Prep Analytics: see detailed reports on past performance in each category of question
- Test Prep Answer References: each question includes a link to view the specific FAA reference book or resource from which the question is based.
- CFI Progress Sharing: this feature was enhanced to allow you to share the specific video segments you've completed, and how you answered each question on practice tests
- FAA Handbooks: quick access to all the FAA handbooks and reference guides

NEW Android App
- view all the video segments on an Android phone or tablet
- study test prep questions in Learning and Test Modes
- progress automatically syncs with the online course and iOS app
- automatically included with the 2019 Instrument Rating Course

iPhone/iPad App
- Video Search: quickly find a specific video segment based on a keyword search
- Test Prep Answer References: each question includes a link to view the specific FAA reference book or resource from which the question is based
 
 
Accepted for FAA Wings Credit 

 

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  • Online version requires Chrome, Safari 5+, Firefox 9+, Internet Explorer 10, or iPad browser.
  • iOS app requires version 10.0 or higher
  • AppleTV app requires 4th generation AppleTV or newer

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Flying Blind in Low IFR
Sporty's Instrument Rating Video Course gets 2 stars because Sporty's gave me a prompt refund after I watched the first few videos. The course itself gets one star.

I passed the instrument written exam a couple of years ago after taking a different well know video course. I have not been able to complete my instrument rating due to work, but I am ready to start again. I tried Sporty's course because I thought it would give me a different perspective from the other course I already took. All Sporty's course did was bore and confuse me. This is not an actual teaching video series. The narrator basically reads the FAA Instrument Flying Handbook so fast that sometimes his voice rises to sound like Alvin the Chipmunk. I timed one section and a list of seven "must know" pieces of information were enumerated in less than 30 seconds without explanation.

The initial video of an instrument flight was quite good and got my hopes up. That was followed by instructional videos with a droning voice and stock clips of a the back of a student pilot's head.

If you want to pass the instrument written, take a different online class that has instruction with explanations. Or try Sporty's course and call for a refund when you get frustrated.
August 1, 2020
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Not so great
I was pretty disappointed with the course. It seemed like I spent $200 on an audio book version of the Instrument Flying Handbook. The information wasn’t organized in a way that made it easily accessible for a student who is just learning IFR operations. If I were an experienced IFR pilot who wanted a refresher this might have been useful. The videos themselves were very dull and did little to make the information easier to learn. I would suggest that the Sporty’s folks might want to hire someone with some flight instruction experience or other education experience to help them really make this course a great resource for those of us who are trying to get started. Unfortunately, I do not see myself investing in any other sporty’s products or recommending them until I see a major improvement in quality.
July 15, 2020
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Average
Somehow I am having trouble getting into it. It is monotone and seems to put me to sleep. Not trying to be mean but honest.
June 21, 2020
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Yes
Exceeds expectations and works well.
Very good material and the ground school is well thought out. Between this and augmenting with exam prep software, I got a 93 on my instrument written exam five years after I got an 80 without a prep course. I picked this course because the presentation was professional, modern, and could be viewed on my computer, tablet, phone, and through a Roku channel.
June 11, 2020
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I have used others — let me save you time — Sporty’s is the best
This has been extremely interactive and engaging. I have used other online options for my PPL and even tried the same provider, who I will not mention, and the difference from their PPL to their IFR course was extremely disappointing. Sporty’s is unique in that it is captivating, informative, and acts as a coach moving you through the process with quick quizzes after each video, and then explains why if you get one wrong — by taking you back to the video section and even giving text explanation of the FAR or section of the ACS that supports the question and answer.

This truly took a long time to develop this well, and the entire production team should be commended for excellent work! Thank you all!
May 28, 2020
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Ease Of Use
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Yes
Fantastic Tool for every pilot
Excellent material, great videos, clear language, nice feedback.
May 26, 2020
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Exceeds expectations. Works great on iPhone, iPad and Roku. I use the cast feature on my Android TV from the iPhone all the time. Will definitely be back when I go for my commercial rating!
May 6, 2020
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This is the third time I've purchased this course, the last two times being DVD courses. The content remains useful for recurrency and I appreciate that it will be updated and I will get the latest information without having to buy the course again and again. No issues logging in from my laptop, convenient to watch anywhere I have internet access. I recommend it.
May 3, 2020
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Great instruction tool
Great instruction tool, we have been using it at our flightschool with very good comments by our students
April 29, 2020
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Yes
GREAT STUFF
The new video content is extremely spot on, no more taking naps while watching outdated videos that no longer apply. I highly recommend the instrument review course.
April 22, 2020
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4 months ago
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how long is online access?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.
Can this be chromcasted?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can - the Android app supports Chromecast.
Do you get an endorsement, after completing the course satisfactorily, to take the knowledge test? Or must you still have a cfi signoff?
Ed W on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We will provide the signoff - no CFI required.
I want to have the availability to use this while I travel commercially, where I don't always have an internet connection. If I get the Ipad/Iphone app choice, can I access it also on my Mac Computer offline if I download it?
craig w on Sep 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You don't even have to go go the Mac if you don't want to. On the Ipad version it gives you the option of streaming the video, or downloading it. If you're going on a trip, just download 5 or 10 episodes or however many you think you can watch in the time span you'll be gone. It just takes up your data on the iPad, so when you're done or return home, delete them off of your device.
I am currently working on the Sporty’s instrument course. Will my course update to the newer version or do I have to pay another $200?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you are using the online or app course it will automatically update.
Is an Android App available?
Mark W on Sep 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes there is - phones and tablets!
Do I have to have apple tv to stream the course to my Samsung TV?
Wayne on Jan 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Easiest option to stream the video you'll need to use ROKU or directly through the internet. If you can use a web browser on your TV and type the website address, login and password it should work. I use ROKU and my laptop. Works perfectly that way.
Will this course log progress in Garmin Pilot like it does into ForeFlight?
Mike N on Nov 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not work with the Garmin Pilot.
Is this course/ground school certificate still usable for the helicopter ifr training?
Karl A on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The course will provide you with the IFR knowledge. The endorsement that you receive is specific for an instrument airplane. You would need your instructor to provide the endorsement for the knowledge exam.
I'm looking at buying an iPad- but I'm not sure how much memory space I need for Sporty's and other aviation apps, etc. can you give me an idea what kind of space Sporty's requires?
Thank you
Daniel S on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agree with the other answer. On my iPhone, which is the same as the iPad, under settings it tells me the Instrument course only takes up 73.3MB. You stream the videos. There is an option to download videos, if you are going out of wifi or for whatever reason want to have access to the video where you cannot otherwise stream it. But if you don't download the videos and store them on your local memory (iPad or iPhone) then the program itself only takes approx. 75MB...not much.
Does it work on lap top that is not apple product?
Minsu K on Dec 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work on any web browser. We recommend chrome.
I have the old type steam gauges in my panel. Is this course for them or glass panel?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I took the course with just the barest minimum of steam gauges. The course is "mostly" centered around steam gauges but includes a couple sections on GPS and a separate section specific to glass panel. Note that the FAA written test does include occasional questions concerning GPS so even though you may only have steam gauges in the cockpit, do not neglect watching the additional sections. Hope that helps -
Does the certificate of completion expire or have a valid period within which I have to pass my written exam?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not.
Does this ground school count as an approved at home course study to obtain the IFR license and what proof is required for the practical test?
Summer P on Sep 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does count as the ground school. You will have the complete test results from the FAA exam.
If I purchase the DVD series do I have access to the online course?
Nolton B on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, but if you like to upgrade. You can purchase the online course with access to the app as well for $100.00. Just return the DVD's to us and request that you be upgraded.
How do I access the course from my iPhone? I can’t remember the website or address and can’t find it on Sporty’s website.
A shopper on Mar 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Please go to www.sportys.com/mycourses.
Is there an upgrade option for Version 2 for those who have version 1 ? I have Sporty's Instrument V1.13 installed and have my IFR rating but would enjoy staying current using the latest version and seeing the added content.
A shopper on Jan 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Please send a screenshot showing all of the videos being unlocked or a receipt to support@sportys.com and we can give you access.
Does the Instrument course cover steam gauges, or is it G1000 only?
Chris on Dec 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The course covers steam gauges but does include the glass panels
Can you print a page or picture for review later (.pdf)? I like paper better than screens and a 6 pack better than a PFD?
joeblackcoffee on Nov 2, 2018
Sporty's Instrument Rating Course (Online, App and TV)
Sporty's Instrument Rating Course (Online, App and TV)
Sporty's Instrument Rating Course ACS Study Guide
Sporty's Instrument Rating Course ACS Study Guide
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can print the Pdf
Is this course “taught” by , Rob Rider?
Edward R on Nov 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the course is narrated by Rob Rider
will this course work to prepare for the CFII written?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will help you prepare for the CFI-I
Is the IFR course on DVD the same as the one online? If not what's different?
nordicdave on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the courses are the same. The online has some a few more software features but the video content is the same.
How long do I have access to the course online once purchased?
Chuck on Jul 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you purchase the course you will always have access. If you have access from the platinum flight crew the access is valid as long as your subscription is active.
Is there a "textbook/handbook" to follow along with the video and for review?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The videos use the Pilot's handbook of aeronautical knowledge and the airplane flying handbook, and the FAR/AIM as a reference. These books will explain in greater detail the videos.
I purchased the 2017 course last fall. Can it be updated for 2018?
Greg A on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you have the online it was updated automatically to the 2018 course.
If I purchase the course through the app with iTunes do I still get access to the content on my computer?
RyanS on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will still have access to the app and the online course - just be sure to create a Sporty's account in the app to enable progress sync.
Can I play the videos on Android smartphones?
Jean A on Nov 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, with the online version and a web browser. We also have a native Android app available in the Google Play store.
Does this course include access to the G1000 simulator software?
Martin S on Oct 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, that is included with our Garmin G1000 course.
Should I purchase the course, can I access/download any module on different devices, sometimes i will use my ipad, other times maybe my iphone?. Thanks
Roberto R on Sep 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will have access to download the modules on different devices. Any device that is signed into the same account can download videos.
The answers to the tech questions are ambiguous. What are the differences between the app and online lessions? In example which can be downloaded to be used offline on which devise? Why is there an online version if the app can be viewed online or offline?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The online version is only views online, a streaming connection. The App (iPad/iPhone) version allows the lessons to be download and viewed without an internet connection. You get access to both.
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Sporty’s guarantees competitive pricing on everything we sell. If you find a competitor offering an identical item at a lower advertised price, just mail or fax us the ad, and Sporty’s will match that price.

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We offer the fastest shipping in the business, so you won’t have to wait for your important charts or a last-minute gift. Since we stock almost everything we sell, we offer same day shipping: in-stock orders placed by 5pm Eastern (weekdays), will be shipped that same day, often within minutes of ordering.

Orders shipping to the United States have three shipping options: ground (which typically takes 3-5 days), 2-day air, or overnight. Note that these are days in transit are business days, so Saturday and Sunday are not included. We ship by UPS and US Mail.

Overnight shipping is also available on most items.

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Return Policy

For over 50 years, in addition to same day shipping, Sporty’s has offered same day returns and same day exchanges. Each day, we process all returns and exchanges before new orders go out. We know of no other company who does this!

Sporty’s Shops
ATTN: Returns Dept
Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport
2001 Sporty’s Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
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