Looking for an easy way to study at home or on the road? We have just the answer. For the cost of a single flight lesson, Sporty’s Learn to Fly course will save you hours of time in the air and hundreds of dollars. This is not a weekend “cram course” or a boring ground school class on video. It is a comprehensive ground school, test prep and 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!  

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Sporty's Learn to Fly Course on DVDSporty’s Course Gives You More:

  • More results. Our students earn their license 10% faster than average and save over $1000 on their flight training expenses. Plus, students using Sporty’s course are four times more likely to complete their training than the national average. Our course simply works better.
  • More flexibility. Only Sporty’s course includes complete preparation for the Sport, Recreational and Private pilot certificates, all in one. No matter which path you choose, Sporty’s can help. And there’s nothing extra to buy and no expensive add-ons.
  • More formats. Whether you’re using a PC, Mac, TV, iPhone or iPad, Sporty’s complete course is available anytime you want to study. Each of our three formats (DVD, Online and iPad/iPhone App) includes the exact same material.
  • More in-flight footage. No more talking heads or boring slide shows. Our course is packed with over 12 hours of exciting in-flight footage. We operate our own flight school at Sporty’s, so our video is shot in and around airplanes – just like a real flight lesson. We put you in the left seat for a pilot’s eye view of everything you’ll see during training and on the checkride.
  • More 3D animations. Complicated subjects like aerodynamics and weather need more than just words in a textbook. That’s why we have hundreds of stunning 3D animations to make even the most difficult subjects come alive.  Online and app versions include an Interactive Maneuvers Guide.
  • More complete test preparation. You’ll ace your FAA written test with our powerful test prep program that lets you study three different ways. But we go far beyond the written, preparing you to pass your oral and flight tests as well, so you can earn your license. In fact, we guarantee you’ll pass all your tests or we’ll refund your money. Read more about integrating written test preparation in your flight training.
  • More real world tips. Our goal is to make you a great pilot, not just help you pass a test. So we offer invaluable tips from legendary author Richard L. Collins in our Air Facts segments. Plus, “Closer Look” segments show you the practical details you need to know.
  • More value. All of these features are available in a single package, for about the cost of a single flight lesson. You’ll save over $150 versus other courses, not to mention the hours of time in the air and hundreds of dollars in flight training. It’s the best investment you can make in your flying career.

Sporty's Learn to Fly Course appExclusive Features:

  • Triple Guarantee means you’ll pass all three tests to earn your license or we’ll refund your money in full.
  • Award-winning video shot in and around airplanes – not a classroom.
  • Incredible 3D animations explain complicated subjects.
  • Air Facts segments with legendary author Richard L. Collins.
  • Written Test Endorsement available right from the course.
  • Practical Test Standards Study Guide cross-referenced to the video. Read more.
  • Training Course Outline offers a complete, lesson-by-lesson syllabus.
  • Modular approach includes Sport, Recreational and Private materials.
  • Earn FAA WINGS credit and save on your insurance.
  • Always up to date video means you learn the latest information.

Modular Design

Our course gives you the flexibility to train the way you want, by offering complete modules for the Solo, Sport, Recreational and Private certificates. You choose the path that fits your goals. Plus, experience has shown that students learn most effectively when the training process is divided into manageable steps. So each module in our course builds on the previous one, creating a building-block approach that saves you time and money.

Read more about our modular training philosophy here.

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