Customer Reviews4.6 / 5.051 ReviewsDurability4.9 / 5Reliability4.9 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (30)No (4)Durability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoDatedThis course is so heavily based upon a steam gauge / VOR / round gauge technology aircraft that I cannot recommend it to anyone with a TAA.
Production values are good, but anyone with a TAA is going to be scrambling to build a bridge between the material presented and what they see in the cockpit.February 6, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesComprehensive trainingThe video instruction is well structured and easy to access.February 6, 2019Purchased
4 weeks agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEasy to follow course. Well explained topic's and course work.January 30, 2019Purchased
1 month agoPayedWorking on my CFII, very good review. Tommie Parks Senior Pilot , Bell Flight Textron.January 30, 2019Purchased
1 month agoGreat appThis is a great online IFR ground school. It is up to date on content and appearance. I like that is broken down into easily digestible sections that have review quizzes for each one.January 14, 2019Purchased
1 month agoGreat so far. Very easy to watch the videos and somewhat interactive.January 4, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesomeGreat videos
They do a good job with information they go over.
Wouldn't use anyone elseJanuary 3, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBoth the format and the instructors are great. I found the course to be concise and entirely non-trivial. I have also taken the learn to fly course and found it excellent as well.January 2, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPretty good courseThe videos are very well done, and easy to understand. I think this covered about 80% of the knowledge exam. I still had to spend time with my instructor to really understand how to read plates and charts. But with those things combined I got 90% on the test. I'm pretty happy. I watched all of the video's over 2 days. Its about 12 hours worth of video. I do wish it was priced a bit better. However, considering what everyone else is charging, or how much I would pay my instructor to provide this same amount of knowledge, its still a deal. Aviation is not a cheap hobby.
The one thing though that I think really stands out, and is why I'm happy to give it 5 stars is that I'll have access to it forever. Whenever its updated I'll be able to go back and review the videos. Or if I feel I just want a quick refresher on a topic, its waiting for me.December 21, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI have learned the 1st two sections. the material is well organized and easy to learn. I recommend it.December 8, 2018Purchased
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Browse 36 questions Browse 36 questions and 43 answershow long is online access?BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.Can this be chromcasted?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: Not yet, but stay tuned.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: I have Comcast Internet and Xfinity for my TV. If you go to apps on the options on Xfinity you may join your computer to your TV.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.Can I play the videos on Android smartphones?BEST ANSWER: Does this mean no APP for Android to use while no internet connection available ?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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and App) - 2019 EditionBEST 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.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.How long does it take to complete the course?BEST ANSWER: The course has 23 hours of video.How much space do the videos take?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 129Mb. This is without downloading the videos.
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