Private Pilot Test Prep

Private Pilot Test Prep

By Sporty's Pilot Shop

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-01-14
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 99.29 MB
  • Developer: Sporty's Pilot Shop
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 119 Ratings


Sporty's Study Buddy will prepare you for the FAA written test like no other study tool available with three modes of operation. Test material is expertly organized into categories based on subject matter and includes, questions, answers, correct answers, and detailed explanations. • STUDY QUESTIONS BY TOPIC • Learning Mode allows you to create custom review sessions by selecting exactly which categories you want to review. Each session randomly generates the question order, and provides instant feedback based on your answer selection. Each question also provides a detailed description as to why each answer is right or wrong. These explanations were developed by Sporty’s team of Master CFI’s, based on their experience preparing students for the Private Pilot certificate • REVIEW QUESTION FLASHCARDS • Flashcard mode tests your knowledge by allowing you to only see the question without the answer choices. After answering the question mentally, you can then select to show the correct answer, and self-grade your progress along the way. This is a great feature that keeps you from being distracted by incorrect answers! • TAKE PRACTICE TESTS • Test mode randomly generates a 60-question session from the entire database of published FAA test questions, simulating the real Private Pilot test. After answering all the questions, you’ll be given instant results, and have the option to review either all the questions, or just missed questions. Included in the review session are the same detailed explanations for why each answer is right or wrong. •PROGRESS REPORTS• After completing each test your results are saved in the app's Progress Report section, where you can review previous scores and and a detailed history of each question and answer selection. You can also pause a partially-completed session, and resume it at a later time here. Includes the new upgraded test prep supplement (figures and legends) from the FAA, with new high-resolution images. This new supplement became effective February 10, 2014 and was updated in 2016.



  • Not updated for X and occasional crashes

    By SeriousBsns
    Crashes after deleting a few test sessions I never finished. Not updated for iPhone X Otherwise this is an ok app 🤷‍♂️
  • Use this app!

    By Sambo Slyce
    Used this app in conjunction with the ASA private pilot test prep and got a 90%. I would recommend this to everyone who plans on getting their license!
  • Great App

    By csmith401
    Used this, as well as a Gleim textbook as a secondary study tool. I'll credit this app to the reason I passed with a high score. A solid 2 weeks, 3 hours a day I used this app. The real test took me 40 minutes and a majority of the questions were the same you'd see on this app. Using the Instrument version now. Would highly recommend to anyone.
  • Great app!

    By Reneir.
    I used this app along with many other study sources. This app was my #1 study resource. Because of this app, I scored a 97% on my written test. On the actual written test itself, I only found one question that I wasn't familiar with. Some recommendations/notes I would advice everyone is to check if the figures in the app match your actual figures book, as the figures book in the app did not match the current figures book. Lots of questions are repeated in the section, which isn't a big complaint for me because it helped me remember the question, but could be annoying for other people. If you want to be like me and score a 97% (or greater), I really recommend buying this app! Make sure you study EVERYTHING!
  • Not many questions to look at.

    By Teku13
    There are not nearly as many questions as the ASA prepware book has. Also no ability to search for specific questions. Waste of $10.
  • Great Prep

    By GaryRudolph
    I used this to pass my written and it helped a lot. I had used a different online school but I needed something that can work without a connection and this helped. Only recommendations are: * Wish we had more sample test questions from the FAA. I did notice that one question from the FAA sample test is not in the study test (REIM GPS question) * Wish progress and reviews worked across devices with iCloud
  • Great app

    By Rafe92
    Wonderful app for those who are trying to pass the Private Pilot written test... got an 92% on the test thanks to this app.. enough said!!!
  • App is ok

    By Spud4780
    App is okish. Looks like it was designed when windows 98 was a thing... best suggestion is not to buy from this store. Awful experiences all around.
  • great app

    By Jt bicker
    Used this app and got a 82 really helps prepare you for the test
  • 93% on first try. Must-have tool!

    By Sfhkuygggflkbg
    Just took my private pilot exam today and scored a 93%. I'm amazed at how much this app helped me prepare and highly recommend it. For $10 compared the the thousands spent on training it's a no-brainer. I'll share my studying strategy with it for anyone interested in case it helps give you ideas. It's essentially just studying the test over and over again but it definitely helped me iron out some weak areas and help me grasp certain concepts better. So, the total time between downloading the app and taking the test was about three weeks for me. The first two weeks I took the test a few times a day with a day or two off here and there to let things breath. During this time I didn't review my wrong answers as intensely as in week three but I did skip around through some of the flash card study drills. I had two scores in the high 60s early on and several high 70s. By the end of week two I was in the 80s. During the third week I only took the test portion once per day. But I started aggressively reviewing my wrong answers at this point and reworking the longer problems and taking screen shots on my phone of questions I got wrong and the correct answers to review. I consistently scored in the 90s this third week and as high as 95%. The morning of my exam I didn't take a practice test but focused on the flash card learning drills with an emphasis on questions I hadn't seen before. I hope this helps. Note that even with all this review I did see two questions I had never come across before on the actual exam. But, if you can get all the other questions correct it still puts you in the 90s. Good luck aviators!!