Adding an instrument rating or getting current has never been easier, thanks to Sporty’s 2018 Instrument Rating Course. It’s everything you need to prepare for your written test and earn your instrument rating, with ground school, test prep, and real-world training – all in one easy-to-use package.
- Three formats for the same price: get the online course, iPad/iPhone app, and Apple TV app at no additional cost
- Automatic progress sync: seamlessly switch between devices
- All-new iOS app: every course feature works on iPad and iPhone, even download videos for offline viewing
- Flight instructor tracking: invite your CFI to monitor your progress
- Review notes with each video: quickly review segments with text and video
- Enhanced review quizzes: quick checks regularly test your knowledge
- HD maneuvers guide: 25 narrated segments showing step-by-step procedures
- Closed captioning on videos: improves understanding for pilots whose first language is not English
9 reasons pilots prefer Sporty’s courses:
1. SAVE TIME AND MONEY
For the cost of a single flight lesson, our course will save you hours of time in the air and hundreds of dollars. The step-by-step video lessons are better than ground school, helping you prepare for your next flight lesson ahead of time so you spend less time reviewing and more time learning.
2. GET YOUR WRITTEN TEST ENDORSEMENT
Ace the written with our interactive test preparation program. You can create customized study sessions from the actual FAA test questions and see the right and wrong answers, plus plain English explanations written by our team of CFIs. Then, take a practice test that simulates the real knowledge exam you’ll have to pass. We’ll even give you the flight instructor endorsement to take the written test—right from the course! You can take this endorsement to the FAA testing center, and log it in your ForeFlight logbook.
3. PASS ALL YOUR TESTS—GUARANTEED!
Our course is so complete we guarantee you’ll pass all three tests: the written, oral and flight. Incredible 3D animations and dynamic in-flight video make complicated subjects like aerodynamics and weather easy to understand, so you’ll impress the examiner. Plus, our Airman Certification Standards Study Guide cross-references every required task to the videos, making it easy to review for the checkride.
4. BE READY FOR REAL-WORLD FLYING
Learning to fly means a lot more than just passing a test. That’s why Sporty’s course goes beyond the textbook to teach you real world flying, making you a safer, more confident pilot. Special Air Facts segments with renowned aviation author Richard Collins are packed with no-nonsense tips you can use after the checkride.
5. INCLUDES THE NEW AIRMAN CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
Sporty’s courses are famous for being the most up-to-date and complete training products available. That focus continues with the FAA’s introduction of new Airman Certification Standards (ACS). Our Learn to Fly Course includes the full text of this document – your guide to the checkride – and cross-references each task to the video segments. Our course also emphasizes deep understanding instead of just memorizing questions, something the FAA now discourages.
6. COVERS PRIVATE, RECREATIONAL AND SPORT
Our Learn to Fly Course is really three courses in one – you choose the license that makes sense for you. Get started with your training and progress toward your first solo, the critical first step for everyone. Then choose the Sport, Recreational or Private Pilot track – it’s all here! Plus, experience has shown that students learn most effectively when the training process is divided into manageable steps. So each module builds on the previous one, creating a building-block approach that saves you time and money.
7. THREE CONVENIENT FORMATS INCLUDED
Study anywhere, anytime – one purchase includes access to our online learning platform, our iPhone/iPad app, and our Apple TV app. Your time is valuable, so we offer our complete course in a variety of formats to suit different needs. Choose the one that is best for you, and switch back and forth at any time with automatic progress sync. Our course works on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, tablets, smartphones and even Apple TV.
8. ASK A CFI
If you’re stumped by a difficult subject, talk to the experienced flight instructors at Sporty’s. Just click the Ask a CFI button to send a message.
9. FOREFLIGHT LOGBOOK INTEGRATION
When you’ve completed the course and received your written test endorsement, you can log it in your ForeFlight digital logbook – complete with instructor signature!
- 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.
- Download videos for offline viewing in the app.
- Incredible 3D animations explain complicated subjects.
- Air Facts segments with legendary author Richard L. Collins.
- Written Test Endorsement available right from the course.
- Airman Certification Standards cross-referenced to the video.
- Training Course Outline offers a complete, lesson-by-lesson syllabus.
- HD maneuvers guide shows everything you’ll have to do on the checkride.
- Earn FAA WINGS credit and save on your insurance.
- Automatic updates mean you learn the latest information.