4.5 / 5.068 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.9 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (42)No (8)Durability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?Nonot completei was eager to get started on this course after having finished my private pilot training and while it gives an good overview of IFR training, i've had to search out other materials to supplement what's given here. most of what's included in the course can be found searching topics on youtube and for that reason and the aforementioned i would not recommend it as a complete training system.August 7, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIssues detract from good productCourse is solid BUT, there are a couple very aggravating issues. The biggest is the download button. It's tiny even on a large tablet. I had to hit it up to seven times to get it to stop opening the video and download it. The other is the large black band of video player controls. Most of the videos put important text at the bottom of the screen. When you pause the video to take notes, the text is covered by this black band so you can't read it. The information isn't always presented in a linear fashion best for note-taking, but it's good info and the videos are easy to watch and seem mostly up-to-date.July 24, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNot detailed enough for meThis course seems to make a lot of assumptions about what you know. If I had not already been watching a TON of YouTube videos about aviation and instrument flying I think this course would have just left me more confused.
They also completely skip some topics (but still provide questions) for the areas. BasicMed instrument flying being a primary example.
The test prep is great but I really felt like I would get more out of the content. I am having to do a fair amount of additional research to supplement.June 28, 2019Purchased
2 months agoPerformance1 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoJust a bunch of videosWell produced, on topic videos, but no real depth to them, and I was very disappointed at the amount of actual teaching.
I would not recommendJune 25, 2019Purchased
8 months agoReliability3 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat for students, not so much for CFII rating.Not really enough specifics for a CFI-I rating. For an instrument student or someone needing a review on IFR work this would be perfect. I always liked Sportys training programs, this one just fell short of what I was told it would do for me as someone upgrading to Instrument Instructor. If you're an Instrument student or someone wanting to brush up on IFR, this works. CFI looking to upgrade? Find another program.June 24, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI passed my instrument written today!!I was able to pass my written exam with an 88% today! I went through the videos, and after that, decided to go through every single question (which took a while but was worth it). I made sure that I marked my missed questions, and questions that I felt were tough, and after a section, IE: Icing or Part 91 regs, I would review my marked questions until I would get them correct, which was so helpful. Once I did all of the questions, and felt comfortable with everything, I took a practice exam basically every day for the past week or two. I was getting anywhere from 81% to 95% on every test, and decided to take the real exam, where I got 88%. The only thing that was confusing was a few of the holding pattern entry questions, but that's about it. I feel like I saved a lot of money with this course compared to ground school at a real school in my opinionJune 8, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPassed the Written and Prepared for Training!I just passed the Instrument Written Exam with a 95% after going through the online videos and practice exams. I was consistently scoring 88% on the Sportys practice exams, so I think they are at least as tough as the FAA exam.
I felt like I learned a lot more from the videos than just what was required for the test. There were a lot of real-world insights that I really appreciated. I highly recommend this course!June 6, 2019Purchased
3 months agoWould You Recommend?YesThe contents are comprehensive. The video makes everything easy to understand.May 6, 2019Purchased
3 months agoEase Of Use4 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoGood reviewGreat overview of what you need to know but did not go into details on charts. Still had to order and read the FAA instrument procedures handbook.May 4, 2019Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood CoursePassed my exam with no issues. Very nice interface and download to iPad option. I used to AirPlay it to my TV and download lessons on my iPad when I was traveling.May 2, 2019Purchased
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Browse 39 questions Browse 39 questions and 46 answershow long is online access?BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.Can this be chromcasted?BEST ANSWER: Yes it can - the Android app supports Chromecast.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?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.Is an Android App available?BEST ANSWER: Yes there is - phones and tablets!Do you get an endorsement, after completing the course satisfactorily, to take the knowledge test? Or must you still have a cfi signoff?BEST ANSWER: We will provide the signoff - no CFI required.Do I have to have apple tv to stream the course to my Samsung TV?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.Does it work on lap top that is not apple product?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work on any web browser. We recommend chrome.Will this course log progress in Garmin Pilot like it does into ForeFlight?BEST ANSWER: No, it does not work with the Garmin Pilot.Is this course/ground school certificate still usable for the helicopter ifr training?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 youBEST 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.If I purchase the DVD series do I have access to the online course?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.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.BEST ANSWER: Please send a screenshot showing all of the videos being unlocked or a receipt to email@example.com and we can give you access.Does the Instrument course cover steam gauges, or is it G1000 only?BEST ANSWER: The course covers steam gauges but does include the glass panelsCan you print a page or picture for review later (.pdf)? I like paper better than screens and a 6 pack better than a PFD?Sporty's Instrument Rating Course (Online, App and TV)BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can print the PdfIs this course “taught” by , Rob Rider?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the course is narrated by Rob RiderI 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?BEST ANSWER: If you are using the online or app course it will automatically update.will this course work to prepare for the CFII written?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will help you prepare for the CFI-IIs the IFR course on DVD the same as the one online? If not what's different?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?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?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?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?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?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?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?. ThanksBEST 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?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.Is the certificate internationally recognised? If you do the sign off is there no practical ?BEST ANSWER: The endorsement to for taking the Instrument written test only.Is there a time limit on the program?BEST ANSWER: There is no time limit on using the program.Does Sporty's offer a combo or upgrade price for people who bought the Sporty's Learn to Fly test prep?BEST ANSWER: We do not offer a combo price or an upgrade price.
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