Forget Video Games: Learn to Fly a Real Airplane - On Line!

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BATAVIA, Ohio, July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "Ever thought about flying your own airplane?" asks Sporty's Pilot Shop. When you walk by the cockpit when you're boarding an airline flight, do you ever look inside the cockpit and wonder what all those buttons, screens and controls do? Some people look at pilots walking through airports and feel that they are a cut above everyone else. Maybe you've thought that you have to be some sort of genius to fly an airplane, but the truth is people just like you learn to fly their own airplanes every day.

Learn to fly an airplane onlineSporty's Pilot Shop, the world's largest supplier of aviation educational products and pilot supplies, has put you one step closer to flying with their new online flight training courses.

"You get everything in our Complete Pilot Courses, plus some," says Sporty's Academy President Eric Radtke. "Along with the award-winning video, you get interactive test preparation, an interactive maneuvers section, an online training syllabus, and the entire Federal Aviation Administration Practical Test Standards."

In order to become a pilot, three tests are required, very similar to getting your driver's license. First you must pass a written test, then an oral test, and then a flight test. A flight test, called a "check ride," is just like the road test you took when you got your driver's license, but this one takes place in an airplane. If you learn to fly with any of Sporty's courses, Sporty's offers you a Triple Guarantee. Sporty's guarantees that if you fail any of your three tests, the company will refund your money. You can't lose!

Sporty's Pilot Shop makes learning to fly at home easy, and you can do it at your own pace, with their course which guides you step by step. You don't even have to wait until you pass the written test to start your actual flight lessons. Visit any airport with a flight school, and you can start lessons instantly. That means you could be at the controls of an airplane, flying over your own neighborhood, tomorrow.

You may be thinking that learning to fly is too expensive and out of reach of the average person. What you may now know, however, is that most flight schools allow you to pay as you go so there's no large, out-of-pocket expense up front. There are also financing programs available.

Sporty's Pilot Shop is determined to share the joys of flying with as many people as possible. Picture yourself flying to a ski resort for the weekend or to cut out those long drives when you visit family and friends. If you enjoy fishing, being a pilot gives you access to many remote locations only reachable by air. Or you may be thinking of a career in aviation, as an airline pilot, a medevac pilot or a corporate pilot.

For people who are just learning to fly, you have a choice of pilot license. You can be a recreational pilot or a private pilot. For a description and comparison of each, visit Sporty's learn-to-fly Web site at

Whatever your reason for learning to fly - even if the reason is "because I always wanted to" - Sporty's will help you take the first step. The Recreational Pilot Course and the Transition to Private Pilot are each available for $99; the Private Pilot Course is available for $199, and the Instrument Rating Course is available for $249. Multi-user licensing is available to flight schools. All Sporty's products may be ordered at or by calling Sporty's at 1.800.SPORTYS.

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