Sporty’s Unveils 2022 Course Updates


Sporty’s has released the 2022 edition of its Pilot Training platform featuring additional TV app options, new audio training segments and an interactive flight instructor portal. The new version also allows integration with AOPA’s Flight Training Advantage (AFTA) web portal- and iPad-based training application, which will let Sporty’s users connect course progress to AFTA. In addition, Sporty’s course video segments have been updated and expanded to cover topics such as changes to airspace, tips for flight planning with Garmin avionics, new ForeFlight weather tools and commercial pilot maneuvers.

“As pilot hiring takes off after a brief pandemic pause, a good home study course is critical for efficient flight training,” said Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke. “Sporty’s Pilot Training apps make it easier for pilots to achieve their aviation goals, with powerful training tools that can be used across all their devices.”

According to Sporty’s, the new flight instructor portal is designed to let students share course progress and practice test results with their instructors and provide a way for instructors to track performance for multiple students and view course content. Along with the addition of the audio-only option for course segments, app users will also be able to access text transcripts of the lessons. The 2022 Sporty’s Pilot Training app is available on iOS and Android devices and smart TV platforms Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast.

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Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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  1. Both are very good. My recommendation to my clients is to get a free sample of a lesson from each vendor. Watch it and then decide. The presentation differs enough that one may be better suited for you.
    Get the IR rating, it is a lot of hard work, $ and time but worth every penny.

  2. Thanks for the input 🙂

    As a physician I’m all about life long learning. Its a joy for me not a burden.

    I am also highly technically minded so the ground school should be satisfying and I fear no test but the air work for me will be the challenging aspect. In terms of time, money, and a bit of a sensitive stomach.

    As far as money goes I don’t think the IR will be that bad but my 2002 Maule is VFR only and on it’s original VFR panel. Not sure if I’m wanting to take the $20,000-30,000 plunge to upgrade that…