Customer Reviews4.6 / 5.057 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.6 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (15)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesCan use it anywhere!Love this coarse. It is very informative, wont put you to sleep, and you can use it on anything that has internet! I review when it is slow at work!!!November 19, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLearn to flyGreat course, would prefer that the more difficult sections in the course go a little slower. I do review them over and over.November 19, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLoving it!Interesting course filled with the information needed to succeed at passing the Private Pilot knowledge test. I am about 55% complete with the course and am looking forward to the practice tests and flash cards. I tried to use another popular course a couple years ago and it was so dry and boring that the experience alone probably contributed to me putting off this lifetime dream. I recommend this Sporty's course in all confidence. It is far from boring and you will enjoy learning.November 18, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat videos and love the pretests that are available! Very beneficial!November 17, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSolidGreat course! Gives most if not all the information I’ll need to take my written. Great HD video quality as well. Only thing I would change would be that the videos aren’t as “engaging” as something like King Schools or Mzeroa.com. All that aside, it’s a great course for how much cheaper it is than a lot of others.!November 14, 2017Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesImpressive Presentations and good material.Very good video and training material. I used it in conjunction with the Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge and the Airplane Flying Handbook. It was good to go at my own pace as I work full time and wanted to study and test on my schedule. The sample tests are very good as well. One thing I would ask for is the ability to call up under one location all the answers you have got wrong in the sample tests. It helped me pass the written and now what's next?November 10, 2017Purchased
7 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent ValueWorks on iPad and Apple TV.
Video and interactive flash cards and testing.
The cost of one hour dual instruction.
Or plough through a stack of text books.
Excellent product.October 17, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent Course!This is a very good alternative to hours and hours of ground school. I used it as my main course and supplemented with other online sources when there was something I didn't quite understand. The videos are well done and about as engaging as they could be. And the automatic written endorsement was the real selling point for me - nice to be able to do this at my own pace and independently. I passed the written exam last weekend with flying colors, and so could anyone who carefully goes through this course and does plenty of extracurricular studying and practice tests.October 10, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent Information at a Heavy CostThis is a great product for those hoping to earn their private pilot certificate (especially if you skipped ground school) but the cost is high for the content you get. The layout of the information and flow is well done. Each video covers a specific topic with clarity. The biggest downside aside from the cost is the lack of interaction. There are a few quizzes to take after videos but the "interactive" maneuvers has no interaction. I was not expecting a full blown flight sim in which to manipulate or practice things from the video but when you hear the word interactive you almost hope for an interactive graphic of sort that is manipulated by the user's inputs. No such thing is in this training so I'm not sure where the "interaction" is other than watching the videos. Nonetheless the content that is here is great if you can swallow that high cost.September 5, 2017Purchased
3 months agoReliability4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNot the cake, but the icing!Better than paying 5 hours of ground school. Ties what you read in the book and what you learn in the sky wonderfully. Would love to see more downloadable supplemental training materials. A must buy BEFORE starting flight school. Save money and go in prepared.August 29, 2017Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 40 questions Browse 40 questions and 46 answers1)Will this course enable me to pass the oral portion of the FAA test as well?
2)How does it help with the flight portion of the test? Does it take you thru the steps of flying the aircraft?
Thanks in advance for your answer.BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is total preparation - the written/knowledge test for sure, but also the oral portion and the checkride. While there's a written test prep tool to practice all the questions, the videos are focused on really teaching the material so you understand it, not just memorize it. You'll also get a preview of the checkride in the last part of the videos. This is a complete course.Can I also use the iPhone/iPad app if I only buy the online version? Or do I have to buy both the online and the iOS version in order to watch the videos on both my PC and my iPhone?BEST ANSWER: With the new 2018 courses, you get access to the online version, the iOS app, and the Apple TV app - all for the same price and all with automatic sync. Just buy once and use it anywhere.Is this ground school acceptable?BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what "acceptable" is in this context, so I'll address a couple of them:
1)Do the FAA testing centers accept the Sporty's Certificate of Completion? Yes.
2)Is the training sufficient to pass the test? Yes. I just finished with the video training and practiced the questions until I mastered them. I scored a 98% on the FAA Test (missed one question).
3)Are the videos any good? Absolutely. They add a lot of context to the questions that you can't get by just reading the questions and memorizing the answers.
4)Are the test questions identical to those on the test? Not exactly. Some are, some are different. For example, no practice question addresses the test question that asks about the Mode required on the transponder when squawking 1200. The answer is to set the transponder to "Mode 3/A Code 1200". It was the only question I missed.
I hope this answers the question.
3)Does it have a quiz at the end of each section or chapter?BEST ANSWER: There are short quizzes (2-3 questions) roughly every other video. These questions do not effect the progress of your lessons if answered incorrectly. They are there to help you.For the online format how long is the material available to you?BEST ANSWER: There is no expiration date - you get free updates delivered automatically.Can I also watch the videos on my iPhone if I buy the online version? Or do I have to purchase both the online and the iPhone version in order to watch the videos on both my PC and my iPhone?BEST ANSWER: With the 2018 course, you get access to the online, iOS app, and Apple TV app - all for the same price and all with automatic sync. Just buy once and use it anywhere.I purchased the Sporty's online Private Pilot Course a year ago. Do I need to upgrade that course to this 2017 version?BEST ANSWER: Just log into the course and you will have the most current program.I am debating between the VFR Refresher and the Private Pilot Test Prep course to catch me up on everything since I haven't flown in 20 years. Which product is more thorough?Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2018 EditionBEST ANSWER: The Learn to Fly course is much more thorough.Have the issues been addressed about the quizzes to matching up with the videos?BEST ANSWER: I have not had an issue with questions not corresponding to the videos. In other words, the quizzes match the videos, so I guess it has been fixed.What items other than the course will I need to get the most out of it (the course)?BEST ANSWER: The course is complete. If you are looking for an additional item I would recommend taking a look at our deluxe kit item 4100A.Can the "Learn To Fly Couse" be used for 2 people in the same family? My son and I are planning to take the course. Is it possible to buy one course & both my son and I use it?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can both use the course, however only one person is able to receive the endoresement for the FAA written course.Does this course cover talking to ATC in enough detail? I am a new student pilot and the thing that intimidates me the most is ATC, and I just want to make sure this course could help me with that (as well as everything else). ThanksBEST ANSWER: This course covers the basic. We do have a VFR Communications course that go into a little more detail.I currently have the pilots handbook of aeronautical knowledge and Airplane Flying Handbook. Will I need to purchase other books or products to go along with the Sportys Private Pilot Online Training curriculum? I'm trying to decide if I should get the kit since I already have two of the books.
GBEST ANSWER: The only other book that would be needed would be the current FAR/AIM.Can you log into this from different computers? EX: like my work computer at the office as well as my home computer? or do you download it directly onto a single computer?BEST ANSWER: The web based one can be accessed from anywhere. I have logged in from 3 different computers and my laptop.How do I access this course via Apple TV? Do I have to load/buy something using iTunes, or does the Apple TV have a way to do that? (If it does, I'm not seeing it.)BEST ANSWER: Note that the Apple TV app only works on the latest generation (4th) Apple TV. Previous models do not have access to the Apple TV app store.Will the online program work with Android 5.1? I have a Lenovo tablet dedicated to learning to fly apps.BEST ANSWER: It needs a browser to access the online web url.I tried it on my Samsung S5 Galaxy and it works. Hope this helps.What’s the difference between this 2018 course and the DVD course? They’re both the same price.BEST ANSWER: The online 2018 course provides HD video and includes the app version as well. The content of the course is the same in both formats.How much data is consumed by the online training, either per lesson, per typical month, or in total? My current plan with my ISP allows me a limited number of GB of data per month, and then I get either overage charges or slower service. So, I'm concerned about the data consumption I would experience. I'm trying to decide if this more up-to-date online training package would be a better fit, or if I should go with the older DVD package instead.BEST ANSWER: I would recommend using the iPad or Android app and downloading all of the videos. The file size is listed under each, and if you did this at a cafe or somewhere else you wouldn't be working against your data quota.Once you start this course how long do you have to finish it? Does your access to the course expire?BEST ANSWER: Access to the course does not expire. You may take as long as you like to complete the course.
Note: once you take the FAA written exam the results are only valid for 24 months. If you have not taken your check ride in this time you will have to retake the exam.Is there any hardware available to go with this course?BEST ANSWER: There is not any hardware with this course.Is this course accepted by Canada flight requirements for training? Or is there a Canadian version?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a Canadian Version. Please check with our local Flight School to determine if it meets the requirements in Canada.I purchased the 2017 ipad app a couple months ago (v1.17). How do I access the new 2018 version? I installed the new ios app but this only shows the free previews. I have also been unable to access the online 2018 version of this training program. ThanksBEST ANSWER: Go to sportys.com/mycourses to log into the online course (use the sportys.com account you used when you purchased it). Same for the app - tap the sign in button at the top right and log in with your sportys.com account.
If you purchased the app subscription in the app (from the iTunes App Store), please contact email@example.com and we will get you updated.I am a private pilot student getting ready to shortly take my practical exam and I bought this course several years ago. Will we get an upgrade to this latest version?How long does It take to watch the whole course?BEST ANSWER: The course contains over 23 hours of video.Is there an instructor syllabus to match up flight lessons to this course?Can I access online corse after purchase?BEST ANSWER: Yes, just ensure that you do not select it as a gift. With the gift we mail an access code.My college-aged niece would like to learn to fly. I've held and renewed my CFI-I/MEI certification for almost 20 years, but I'm not really as up to speed as I need to be. I've been flying Part 121 stuff almost exclusively for the last 18 years. My hope is that I can stay a chapter ahead of my niece and get myself up to speed on new regs and GA technology while helping her along. Can we legally share a single iPad subscription or do I need to buy one for each of us? Thanks in advance!Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2018 EditionBEST ANSWER: You can use the program together. I would recommend that you purchase it under her email and name. This way the endorsement for the written is under her name.how do I partially rewind or fast forward an online video?BEST ANSWER: There are video controls at the bottom of the player that will allow you to rewind 10 seconds. If you want to go further than that you will need to drag the blue indicator at the bottom and move it.After completing the course where do you go to get your flight training?How integrated is the online ground school with the FAA books included in the deluxe private pilot kit? Can I use this ground school course with the ASA books?Learn To Fly Course - Private Pilot Test Prep (Online and App) 2018 EditionBEST ANSWER: Our online learn to fly courses uses some of the books, ie FAR/AIM and ACS standards. The other reference materials are the FAA books: the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, the Airplane Flying Handbook and the Aviation Weather book. These are recommended only, so you could still use it with ASA books.
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