4.5 / 5.098 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (69)No (11)Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoAverageSomehow 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, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExceeds 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, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI have used others — let me save you time — Sporty’s is the bestThis 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, 2020Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFantastic Tool for every pilotExcellent material, great videos, clear language, nice feedback.May 26, 2020Purchased
1 month agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExceeds 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, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThis 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, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat instruction toolGreat instruction tool, we have been using it at our flightschool with very good comments by our studentsApril 29, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGREAT STUFFThe 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, 2020Purchased
3 months agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesInstrument StudySeems to be a good instrument ground school. I’ll have a better feel for it after I take the written and start flying.April 17, 2020Purchased
3 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent product, easy to use across the various media.April 16, 2020Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 42 questions Browse 42 questions and 54 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.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.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.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?BEST ANSWER: If you are using the online or app course it will automatically update.Is an Android App available?BEST ANSWER: Yes there is - phones and tablets!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.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.Does it work on lap top that is not apple product?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?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?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?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?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 Riderwill 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.
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