New FAA test prep features added to Sporty’s Pilot Training apps

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Sporty’s courses are the ideal pilot training companion – everything you need to prepare for your Private, Instrument or Commercial Pilot written test and earn your certificate or rating, with ground school, test prep, and real-world training all in one easy-to-use system.

New content, flexible app options, and smart study tools all combine to offer an unmatched training experience in Sporty’s 2021 course editions. And better yet, your training content is accessible anywhere, on any device.

The latest update brings Sporty’s signature FAA test preparation features to the Android version of the Pilot Training app, for the Private, Instrument and Commercial Pilot Courses. This includes the same advanced study modes and performance analysis features released for the iPhone, iPad and online versions of Sporty’s courses earlier this year.

New Test Prep Features in Sporty’s Pilot Training app for Android

Sporty’s courses incorporate two main training components for pilots preparing for a new certificate or rating: in-depth HD video training for ground school, real-world flying and maneuvers training, and then a dedicated test prep component designed for efficient preparation for the FAA knowledge test.

The first thing you’ll notice after updating to the latest version of the Pilot Training app for Android is a clean new design with new study options. In addition to being able to study specific categories of questions from Sporty’s proprietary database of nearly 3,000 questions, users can now study random groups of questions, only questions answered incorrectly or study questions previously marked for further review.

The Android app also added a new Smart Study Mode, which intelligently creates a session based on weak areas from previously graded sessions. Lastly, the new Question Search function allows pilots to find specific questions or topics to study using a quick keyword search.

After selecting a study mode, users have a new option to view each question in a flashcard presentation. This displays just the question and allows the user to focus on determining the correct answer, without the distraction of seeing incorrect answers. Each card can be visually flipped and the answer self-graded as correct or incorrect.
The new test prep function also includes a detailed Study History, showing past Study and Test session results, performance analysis, and the ability to start a new session from previously graded sessions.

Expanded Video Training Features in the Android App

The Video Training component in Sporty’s Pilot Training app for Android was also improved, with performance and visual improvements in the video player. The new interface also includes section notes and a complete digital transcript for each video segment in the Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot courses.

How to get the courses

You can purchases access to any of the 27 aviation training courses right from Sporty’s website, including the Learn to Fly (Private Pilot)Instrument Rating Course and Commercial Pilot Course. You’ll gain instant access to all the course platforms for one price. If you’ve already purchased one of these courses (these courses include lifetime updates), you just need to download the mobile app and sign in with your username/password or log in to Sporty’s Online Course Portal.

Each course purchase includes lifetime updates, allowing customers who previously purchased any of these courses to automatically receive the new features after updating to the latest version of the Pilot Training app.

Sporty’s also offers access to ALL its courses through the Flight Crew Membership program. After purchasing a monthly or annual subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to all the aviation courses Sporty’s offers, in addition to other benefits like free shipping and a free flight lesson at Sporty’s flight school.

iPhone/iPad – download the free app here

Android – download the free app here

AppleTV – go to the App Store on AppleTV (4th Gen or newer) and search for Pilot Training

RokuTV App – search for the Sporty’s Pilot Training Channel on your Roku device

Online – visit Sporty’s Course Catalog and purchase direct access to any course