Sporty’s Releases Updated Sport Pilot Course

High Includes new video segments and learning tools, plus option for Private transition

Sporty’s popular Learn to Fly Course now features an updated and expanded Sport Pilot training module, ideal for student pilots training in Light Sport Aircraft (LSAs). In addition to new video segments and updated test questions, the course also includes interactive flashcards for checkride prep and a complete FAA library.

“With the boom in backcountry flying and LSA kitplanes, we’ve seen renewed interest in Sport Pilot training,” said Sporty’s Academy Vice President Bret Koebbe. “Our latest update makes Sporty’s course an all-in-one training solution for anyone pursuing this exciting part of general aviation.”

Nearly a dozen video segments have been added to address important topics, including: modern weather resources, normal and special-use airspace, how to use ForeFlight for airspace and weather planning, tips for flying with glass cockpit flight instruments, how to plan a cross country with a nav log, and how to use ADS-B transponders and datalink weather.

To accompany the new video training, Sporty’s Sport Pilot Course also includes the latest test prep questions and answers, so pilots will be ready to ace the FAA knowledge test. The course even offers an automatic test endorsement from Sporty’s flight instructors.

All-new checkride prep flashcards go beyond the textbook to help pilots master topics that are frequently encountered during the oral exam, like systems and regulations. Questions are presented without answers; after answering silently, pilots can virtually flip the card to reveal the correct answer. There are also links for additional information, supplemented by a comprehensive FAA Handbook Library.

“Our Sport Pilot Course is included with Sporty’s comprehensive Learn to Fly Course, which also includes Private Pilot training,” said Koebbe. “This provides the flexibility to continue on to a Private Pilot certificate at a later time in the same course—at no additional cost.”

Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course [E1753A] is available for $279 and includes free lifetime updates. Like all Sporty’s courses, it works on a wide variety of devices, including online, iOS devices, Android devices, smart TVs, and even Apple CarPlay. Access to all platforms is included, and progress automatically syncs between devices. A free demo of the course is available at

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