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Sporty’s innovative Pilot Training app brings a variety of aviation training courses to one location, allowing you to access all your aviation content from your iPad, iPhone or AppleTV.

The Pilot Training app allows you to access Sporty’s award-winning 2018 Learn to Fly/Private Pilot Training Course, Sporty’s 2018 Instrument Rating Course, Flying with ForeFlight, VFR Communications, IFR Communications, Garmin G1000 Checkout course and four aircraft transition courses covering Helicopters, Multiengine Airplanes, Seaplanes and Gliders.

It’s free to get started - including interactive FAA practice tests and HD training videos.

SPORTY’S 2018 LEARN TO FLY COURSE

For the cost of a single flight lesson, Sporty’s Learn to Fly course will save you time and money earning your pilot certificate. This is not a weekend “cram course” or a boring ground school lecture on video. It is a comprehensive flight-training companion designed to make your lessons more efficient, more complete and more fun. We operate our own flight school at Sporty’s, so we know your time and money are precious. Invest in a course that saves you both. There is nothing extra to buy—just add flight instructor!

INCLUDES: 20 hours of HD video training, knowledge test prep, interactive flight maneuvers guide, video-referenced Airman Certification Standards (ACS), Flight Training Syllabus, Ask a CFI service.

After successful course completion, you’ll earn an FAA knowledge test endorsement and FAA WINGS credit.

SPORTY’S 2018 INSTRUMENT RATING COURSE
With Sporty’s Complete Instrument Rating Course, you’ll ace your FAA written test—we guarantee it! But this app is much more than just test prep. With incredible in-flight footage and 3D animations, we unlock the secrets of the IFR system so you can be a safe, smooth and proficient pilot. Detailed video segments cover both glass cockpits and analog gauges.

INCLUDES: 13 hours of video training, knowledge test prep, interactive instrument maneuvers guide, video-referenced Airman Certification Standards (ACS), Flight Training Syllabus, Ask a CFI service.

SPORTY’S FLYING WITH FOREFLIGHT COURSE
This comprehensive ForeFlight training video is packed with jargon-free tips and real-world shortcuts. It’s ideal for prospective users, new ForeFlight pilots and experienced pros alike.

SPORTY's VFR COMMUNICATIONS COURSE
Based on over 50 years of aviation education experience from the instructors at Sporty's, the VFR Communications course contains over 60 minutes of engaging 3D animations, in-flight video and real-world communication scenarios.

SPORTY's IFR COMMUNICATIONS COURSE
IFR Communications is broken down into 7 individual video segments. This program gives today’s instrument pilot a real-world look at IFR operations through all phases of flight.

SPORTY's GARMIN G1000 CHECKOUT
This online course features nearly 2 hours of streaming video, a detailed flight training syllabus, a flight instructor syllabus, a digital G1000 cockpit poster and a free download of Garmin’s G1000 simulator software.

SO YOU WANT TO FLY HELICOPTERS
This comprehensive program includes preflight, basics of flight, hovering, taxiing, takeoffs and landings, maneuvers, weight and balance, autorotation, emergency procedures, systems and components, FARs and more.

SO YOU WANT TO FLY TWINS
Designed specifically for pilots adding a multiengine rating to their private or commercial certificate. Step into the cockpit of popular twin trainers including the Piper Aztec and Seminole, Beech Baron and Duchess, Cessna 310 and Diamond Twin Star.

SO YOU WANT TO FLY SEAPLANES
Climb into the back seat of a Piper J-3 Cub on floats for a pilot’s eye view of all the maneuvers required for the FAA checkride.

SO YOU WANT TO FLY GLIDERS
With exciting in-flight footage, you’ll see all the maneuvers from inside and outside the aircraft, and you’ll ride along for a self-powered launch, an aero-tow and a winch launch.

What's New

Version 1.5

Four new aircraft transition courses are now available in Pilot Training, providing an in-depth resource on how to fly Helicopters, Multiengine Airplanes, Seaplanes and Gliders.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Video downloading is an exercise in frustration, hosed my iCloud backups

bdashnz

For whatever reason the developers of this app store any videos downloaded for offline use in the app’s “documents” directory, meaning that they’ll be automatically be backed up to iCloud as part of iOS’s iCloud backup feature. This is not only a waste of iCloud storage space (I can download the videos again via the app if necessary), but in my case it prevented iOS from backing up altogether as uploading 6GB of instrument training videos over my slow DSL connection would take an eternity. I’m very lucky that nothing happened to my iPad in the weeks between downloading the videos and iOS notifying me of the lack of completed backups, as it very likely would have resulted in losing important data.

Additionally, the offline download functionality is poorly implemented. Want to download all videos in a given section? The app will begin downloading all videos at once, leading to it taking an eternity for even a single video to complete. What’s more, if you switch away from the app for more than a moment or two, the video downloads are interrupted and you’ll need to manually start them again. And start again they will. Even if the video was 90% downloaded, an interrupted download will start over from scratch. This means that on all but the fastest connections you’re forced to sit and keep your device awake to let the download complete, lest you be forced to start the download over again.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback. We have now changed the offline storage behavior so saved videos are no longer included with the iCloud backup. We also plan to implement a more robust download manager in a future release.

Love the app-online sync

CessnaPilot987

Great content, really easy to use app, and I love how all my progress is sync’d to the online app. I like going back and forth and this makes it simple to do that.

Also appreciate how clean this app is on iPhone. Some apps seem to be mainly for iPad, but Pilot Training is rock solid on my iPhone 7.

Awesome App, Learning On The Go!

JohnJamesjones

The app as well built and provides all the information you need for the various private pilot examinations. Support as fast to respond and genuinely cares about the experience and their students.

In-App Purchases

Sporty's Learn To Fly Course

Sporty's Learn To Fly Course

$199.99

Instrument Rating Course

Sporty's Instrument Rating Course

$199.99

Flying With ForeFlight

Sporty's Flying With ForeFlight

$29.99

VFR Communications

Real-world pilot communication scenarios.

$34.99

IFR Communications

Real-world instrument communication scenarios

$34.99

Garmin G1000 Checkout

Glass cockpit pilot training.

$89.99

Information

Seller
Sporty's Pilot Shop
Size
91 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018, Sportsman's Market, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Sporty's Learn To Fly Course $199.99
  2. Flying With ForeFlight $29.99
  3. Instrument Rating Course $199.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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