Sporty's Study Buddy™ iPhone/iPad Aviation App (Private Pilot)


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Sporty's Study Buddy™ will prepare you for the FAA written test like no other study tool available through three modes of operation - learning mode, simulated FAA tests and flashcards.

Study Questions by Topic

Learning Mode allows you to create custom review sessions by selecting exactly which categories you want to review. Each session randomly generates the question order, and provides instant feedback based on your answer selection. Each question also ...Read more
Sporty's Study Buddy™ will prepare you for the FAA written test like no other study tool available through three modes of operation - learning mode, simulated FAA tests and flashcards.

Study Questions by Topic

Learning Mode allows you to create custom review sessions by selecting exactly which categories you want to review. Each session randomly generates the question order, and provides instant feedback based on your answer selection. Each question also provides a detailed description as to why each answer is right or wrong. These explanations were developed by Sporty’s team of Master CFI’s, based on their experience preparing students for the Private Pilot certificate.

Review Question Flashcards

Flashcard mode tests your knowledge by allowing you to only see the question without the answer choices. After answering the question mentally, you can then select to show the correct answer, and self-grade your progress along the way. This is a great test prep feature that keeps you from being distracted by incorrect answers!

Take Practice Tests

Test mode randomly generates a 60-question session from the entire database of published FAA test questions, simulating the real Private Pilot test. After answering all the questions, you’ll be given instant results, and have the option to review either all the questions, or just missed questions. Included in the review session are the same detailed explanations for why each answer is right or wrong.

Progress Reports

After completing each test your results are saved in the app's Progress Report section, where you can review previous scores and a detailed history of each question and answer selection. You can also pause a partially-completed session, and resume it at a later time here.

What's New in Version 3.0 - Feb 4, 2019
Includes over 140 new FAA test prep questions, answers and explanations
Each question now includes interactive answer references, allowing you to display the corresponding FAA resource and learn more about that particular subject
New test session interface improves readability and controls when studying questions
Adds support for iPad Pro 11" and 12.9", and iPhone XR and XS
Learning History displays the categories selected for each study session

What's New in Version 2.0 - Jan 23, 2018

Welcome to Sporty's Private Pilot Study Buddy 2.0. We redesigned the app from the ground up with a new interface to make studying for your Private Pilot knowledge test easier than ever. The update also includes the latest set of FAA questions, answers, explanations and figures, along with support for iPhone X and iPad Pro.

What's New in Version 1.6.4 - January 13, 2017
Includes new high-resolution figures and images, providing much greater detail when answering questions.

What's New in Version 1.6.2 - November 11, 2016
Updated to the latest FAA test prep questions and figures

What's New in Version 1.6 - June 22, 2016
Includes the latest FAA practice questions and explanations, and optimized for iPhone 6, 6+ and 13" iPad Pro

What's New in Version 1.5 - September 14, 2014
Optimized for iOS 8, and includes updates and new questions to the FAA test database.

What's New in Version 1.4 - February 19, 2014
This version adds a new high-resolution figures viewer, allowing you to access any of the figures when answering a question, and not just the one intended for the question you're currently viewing. This also includes iOS 7 compatibility updates, and new FAA test questions.

What's New in Version 1.3 - November 20, 2013
Written test results are now stored in a Progress Reports section of the app, allowing you to go back and review each session in detail. This also allows you to pause a test prep session and resume at a later time.

What's New in Version 1.1 - February 8, 2013
Add support for iPhone 5 and retina iPad

What's New in Version 1.0 - April 27, 2011
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Will you get an endorsement for your Written Test out of the app (once you have sufficiently scored on the practice tests)?
Timo.Japan on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, once all the videos are watched and you score 80% or better on two different test you will receive the endorsement.
Will this work on a MacBook as well?
A shopper on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The app will not work on a MacBook, only on the iPad or iPhone.
Can I use it on my laptop instead on the iPad?
Pito2022 on Nov 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can not use this course as it is for the iPad/iPhone. We do have an online course that can be used with your laptop. Item 99101-00
Are the questions in this app updated?
Annette D on Jan 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the test bank is updated as needed.
Does the app need WiFi/data to work? Going on vacation with no cell service.....
A shopper on Sep 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you would need WiFi to connect.
Do I need other reading materials to complement with this app? Or just by studying the questions and answers sets would be adequate to pass the written exam?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can use the reference materials as well. Pilots Handbook of aeronautical knowledge, Airplane Flying Handbook and the FAR/AIM.
Is ground school still required if I can just use this app and pass the written test?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, this would be your ground school.
is this price a one time payment or subscription?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a one-time price.
What is the windsock icon mean in study buddy?
Wm. R. (Rick) H on Jun 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The windsock icon means the question has been marked.
Is the study buddy app different than the Learn to Fly Course which I have already purchased?
A shopper on Jan 8, 2019
Sporty's Study Buddy™ iPhone/iPad Aviation App (Private Pilot)
Sporty's Study Buddy™ iPhone/iPad Aviation App (Private Pilot)
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BEST ANSWER: The study buddy app is a part of the Learn to fly course. Students that do not use our course can use the study buddy app to prep for the FAA written course.
Are the answer explanations available through this app as a stand-alone or is the full purchase of the private pilot syllabus required to access the answer explanation beyond what is offered through the free online test? Appreciate any feedback!
Sean954 on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The stand-alone app is no longer available. The online course/app would be required to receive the full explanations.
A shopper on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is available for the Android OS.
I need tools study for prepare FAA exam test, so which one i should take ?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Our study buddy will prepare you for the FAA written Exam. It is available online or via an app.
Is this app up to date with new ACS material?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, All of our courses are current with the ACS.
How many questions are on the private pilot study buddy app?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are approximately 720 questions in the database.
Is internet connection required to use the App?
R M on Mar 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it requires in internet connection.
is there a helicopter private test prep version?
Craig S on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do not have a helicopter version.
can i put the study buddy on more than one device?
james m on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the app can be used on more than one device.
How do you select how many questions you want to do at a time?
Valued C on Jan 3, 2019
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