Flight Training Courses

To learn more about standard course offerings from Sporty’s Academy, select a course from the list below. If what you are looking for is not included in the list or you would like to discuss a customized course of training, please contact us at [email protected]. International / non-U.S. citizen clients, click here for more information.

Financing options available from AOPA. Click here for more information.

PRIVATE (RECREATIONAL) PILOT – Which certificate option you choose depends on why you want to fly. The recreational certificate is a good choice if you plan to fly locally for fun at your home airport. If you plan an aviation career or want to fly long distances for business or pleasure, the private pilot certificate may be best for you. No matter your pathway, the 1st module of training is the first solo – your most important aviation milestone!
CAREER PILOT PROGRAM – Career opportunities abound in professional aviation. Make your dream of becoming a professional aviator a reality in approximately 1 year. The career pilot program combines Private, Instrument and Commercial pilot training.
INSTRUMENT RATING – Allows you to operate IFR and solely by reference to flight instruments providing even greater utility to your pilot certificate or as a natural progression for those on a professional track. Instrument training can be taken on a more traditional schedule or as an accelerated course. You’ll begin with the fundamentals of basic attitude instrument flying before progressing on to IFR en-route and instrument approach procedures.
COMMERCIAL PILOT – Take the next step in a professional pilot career track with the additional experience, skill and qualification of the Commercial pilot certification. Commercial pilot training takes place in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. You may also choose the complex aircraft module or technically advanced aircraft (TAA). The majority of Sporty’s training fleet is TAA.
COMPLEX / HIGH PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT – Training in more powerful aircraft and those with retractable landing gear. Complex training is delivered in a Cessna 172RG while high performance training can be completed in Sporty’s G1000-equipped Cessna 182 Skylane. Endorsements may be earned in as little as a couple of flights.
MULTIENGINE – Qualify to operate aircraft with more than one engine in the safe, reliable and proven Piper Aztec.

ATP – Make your professional pilot resume stand-out by earning your ATP at Sporty’s Academy.

FINISH UP – Are you one of the thousands who started a course of training and then stopped? You’re not alone and your prior training will not be wasted at Sporty’s Academy.
CUSTOM RECURRENT TRAINING – a good pilot never stops training and learning. Sporty’s Academy can tailor recurrent training programs to fit your unique aviation missions
G1000 CHECKOUT – the most advanced avionics suite in general aviation can be mastered at Sporty’s Academy. Our G1000 is an all-glass avionics suite that makes flight information easier to scan and process. Its revolutionary design brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit. The G1000 puts a wealth of flight-critical data at your fingertips. Its glass flightdeck presents flight instrumentation, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic and engine data on large-format, high-resolution displays.
FIRST FLIGHT EXPERIENCES – Sporty’s Academy provides a variety of first flight experiences for those considering a pilot training program or as an unforgettable life experience. Makes a great gift idea too!