Sporty’s Pilot Training platform started with just a few online courses over a decade ago and today has grown into an extensive library of over thirty HD/4K video and test prep courses. Sporty’s mission is to make its high-quality training courses accessible to pilots on any screen they own, from iPhone/iPad to Android (and even Apple CarPlay), and on all the popular smart TVs, including AppleTV, Roku, FireTV and Android TV.
The latest enhancement brings an all-new version of the Pilot Training app to Apple computers, allowing pilots to access courses natively on a Macbook, iMac or Mac Pro. Here’s a quick look at the app and some of its unique features.
Downloading the Pilot Training App
Similar to your iPhone and iPad, Apple includes a dedicated App Store app on its computers which allows you to download and install both paid and free applications. Search for Sporty’s Pilot Training, and you’ll see this aviation app at the top of the list. It’s free to download and offers a selection of video and interactive features to test drive before purchasing a course.
Access 30 Aviation Courses
If you’re an existing Sporty’s user, sign in with your training account and you’ll have immediate access to all previously purchased courses. All video and test prep progress will instantly sync up and you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off. You can also purchase access to any of the courses directly from the app for instant access (most of the courses offer lifetime access and free future updates).
Several of the courses are produced in 4K resolution, like Patty Wagstaff’s Tailwheel and Sporty’s Multiengine Checkout courses, and look great on the big screen of an iMac:
The Pilot Training app for Mac was designed to work offline too, making it a great travel companion when traveling on the airlines or when an internet connection isn’t available. The test prep components are automatically saved for offline use when downloading the app, and you can then download videos from individual courses to your Mac’s hard drive (just like downloading charts in ForeFlight) for offline playback:
Another useful feature to check out is the free FAA handbook library included in the app. Launch the “preview” mode for the Learn to Fly, Instrument or Commercial Pilot Courses, and you’ll have full access to all the FAA handbooks pertinent to each course. Each handbook is presented in a powerful PDF viewer and includes search, bookmarking and annotation features.
How to get the courses
You can purchase access to any of the 30 aviation training courses right from Sporty’s website, including the 2022 Learn to Fly, 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, you just need to download the any of the apps listed below 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 Pilot Training+ 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 access to flight training scholarships. Pilot Training+ also includes lifetime access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course, even if you decide to end your subscription.
iPhone/iPad – download the free app here
Android – download the free app here
Apple Computer – download the free app here
AppleTV – go to the App Store on AppleTV (4th Gen or newer) and search for Pilot Training
FireTV – search for Sporty’s Pilot Training to download the app (preview the app here)
AndroidTV – search for Sporty’s Pilot Training to download the app (preview the app here)
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