Training

March 2011 Issue

Private Pilot Test Prep: Sporty’s, Gleim Excel

Sporty’s course is mid-priced, with an appealing combination of video dazzle and informational content. Gleim is for students who prefer traditional study.

The FAA private pilot written test often proves to be a daunting task for the student pilot, requiring hours of study that prove to be the undoing of many would-be pilots. Although the traditional ground school suffices for some, the established trend seems to be computer-based home-study programs, of which there are a handful of options. For this report, we’re examining multi-media options from five well-known suppliers, comparing both DVD-based and online-based offers.

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