A cornerstone of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Flight Plan program for youth is free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course. Sporty’s now offers new content and functionality for the course, which serves as ground school, test prep and a complete flight training companion. Nearly four hours of new high-definition video content and animations have been added, along with improved features for the written test prep application.
New video content includes training in cross-country flight operations that focuses on airspace, chart interpretation, planning, and detailed weather analysis that takes advantage of the latest products and technology available. Real-world cross-country scenarios examine pilotage and dead reckoning while also incorporating GPS and modern iPad EFB applications.
Sporty’s has also improved functionality within its written test prep application allowing Young Eagles to earn the written exam endorsement directly from the course. Test prep, included with the Learn to Fly Course, allows customized study sessions and simulated exams to be created with access to plain English explanations written by Sporty’s instructional team, Sporty’s officials say. At each login, users continue to gain access to new content.
Young Eagles can register for Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after completing their Young Eagles Flight. At the completion of Sporty’s first solo module, Young Eagles are also eligible for a free first flight lesson.