A world of opportunity is open to pilots. Unmatched freedom, career opportunities, and personal accomplishment are a few of the many reasons why people decide to become pilots. What's yours?

Whether you wish to fly for fun or as a career, there is much for you to learn both on the ground and in the air. But it is not too difficult! If you can ride a bicycle or drive a car, you can probably fly an airplane.

To learn what is required, how you can get started, and what Gleim products can help you achieve your goals, click on the tabs above.
Deluxe Sport Pilot Kit
Deluxe Sport Pilot Kit
  • Books
  • Test Prep Online
  • Flight Bag
  • Plotter
  • Computer
  • Logbook
  • Online Ground School
Price:
$199.95
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GLEIM Online Ground School
GLEIM Online Ground School
Enhance your knowledge with the Gleim Online Ground School, a complete and thorough ground school designed to help you pass your FAA Knowledge test. We GUARANTEE you will pass! Also available in a Part 141-approved version.
Remos Pilot Kits
Remos Pilot Kits
Includes:
  • Remos-specific books
  • Online Ground School
  • Test Prep Online
  • Flight Bag
  • Plotter
  • Computer
  • Logbook

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A SPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE
  1. Be at least 17 years of age.
  2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.
  3. Be in good health as evidenced by holding a U.S. Driver's license.
  4. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course (such as studying the Gleim Sport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test, Gleim Sport Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep, and Gleim Pilot Handbook).
  5. Pass a knowledge test with a score of 70% or better. The sport pilot knowledge test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions selected from all of the airplane- related questions in the FAA's sport pilot knowledge test bank.
  6. Accumulate appropriate flight experience (see FAR 61.313). Receive a minimum of 20 hr. of flight instruction and solo flight time.
  7. Receive flight instruction and demonstrate skill (see FAR 61.311).
  8. Successfully complete a practical (flight) test, which will be given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner; it will be conducted as specified in the FAA's Sport Pilot Practical Test Standards.
PRIVILEGES AND LIMITATIONS
  1. The objective of the "sport pilot certificate" is to make the thrill, satisfaction, and excitement of aviation available to more people by reducing the complexity and cost.
  2. The sport pilot certificate varies from existing private pilot certificates significantly including:

    1. Requires only 20 hours of total flight time as compared to 40 hours for private pilot.
    2. Limits sport pilots to flying low performance airplanes: maximum weight 1320 lbs, maximum stall speed 45 knots, maximum speed 120 knots, fixed landing gear, and a fixed pitch propeller.
  3. As a sport pilot, you may not act as pilot in command of a light-sport aircraft for compensation or hire or in furtherance of a business.
  4. You may equally share the operating expenses of a flight with the passenger, provided the expenses involve only fuel, oil, airport expenditures, or airplane rental fees.
  5. You may not carry more than one passenger, fly in Class A airspace, Class B, C, or D airspace unless you have met the requirements specified in 61.325, at night, or without visual reference to the surface.
  6. For a full description of the privileges and limitations, see FAR 61.315.
HOW TO BECOME A SPORT PILOT
  1. Obtain a Gleim Sport Pilot Kit. Additionally, once you begin your pilot training, purchase a local sectional chart, an Airport/Facility Directory, and a copy of your airplane's Pilot Operating Handbook (POH).
  2. Visit several flight schools, if more than one is available, to talk to flight instructors about flight lessons. Visit our CFI Directory to locate a CFI near you. Alternatively, look under aircraft schools, airplane instruction, aircraft sales, airports, etc., in the Yellow Pages. Indicate that you are interested in taking flying lessons and want to choose a flight instructor with whom you will feel comfortable.
  3. Make sure the CFI is familiar with the Gleim pilot training materials (the books with the red covers) and is enthusiastic about using them. If you encounter hesitation, call (800) 874-5346.

    Plan to speak to several instructors. While there are no perfect answers, the following questions should be asked. The objective of these questions is to gain insight into the flight instructor's personality.

    1. Do you instruct full- or part-time? This information concerns availability only. Part-time does not imply less proficiency or less availability.
    2. Ask to see their syllabus. Compare it to your Gleim Pilot Syllabus.
    3. How long does your average student take to solo? Note that the flight instructor who solos his/her students in the least amount of time may not necessarily be the best instructor.
    4. How many total hours of solo and dual flight do your typical students require?
    5. For the Sport Pilot certificate, what percent of your students require more than 20 total hours? (Probably 100%.) How much more? A national average of 30+ flight hours is often quoted.
    6. What are the solo and dual rental costs for your training aircraft?
    7. Where do you recommend that I take my pilot knowledge and practical tests, and what are the estimated costs?
    8. What are the flight instructors' schedules and the schedule of available aircraft?
    9. Do you have an introductory flight for a nominal fee? May I take it with no further obligation?
  4. Once you have made a preliminary choice of flight instructor, you need to sit down with your flight instructor and map out a plan.

    1. When and how often you will fly
    2. When you will take the FAA pilot knowledge test
    3. When you should plan to take your FAA practical test
    4. When and how payments will be made for your instruction

  5. Take and pass your knowledge and practical tests!

Student Pilots: How to Finish Your Training
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Sport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test book
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 400
ISBN:
978-1-58194-533-1

$19.95
Description:

The primary purpose of the Gleim Sport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test book is to provide you with the easiest, fastest, and least-expensive means of passing the FAA knowledge test. Gleim Knowledge Transfer Outlines at the beginning of each study unit concisely present the relevant material needed to answer questions selected from previously released FAA test banks as well as questions that have been developed from current FAA reference materials.

Benefits:
  • Learn and understand difficult concepts easily using the Knowledge Transfer Outlines
  • Learn principles instead of memorizing answers by reviewing answer explanations after answering questions under exam conditions
  • Includes reprints of all images in the FAA Testing Supplement for accurate test representation
  • Prepare for the exam by taking practice knowledge tests
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Sport Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book, 2nd Ed.
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 344
ISBN:
978-1-58194-947-6

$22.95
Description:
Sport Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep

The Gleim Sport Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book is designed to simplify and facilitate your flight training. Through discussions and detailed illustrations, this book teaches you each flight maneuver or other subject area task (such as preflight preparation) prior to your flight lesson. Thus, you will be thoroughly prepared to spend more quality time in the airplane. This book will make your flight training easier to understand and is a must for study prior to your FAA practical test.

Benefits:
  • Prepare for your oral exam by using the Oral Exam Guide, included as an Appendix
  • Learn from others' mistakes by reviewing common errors and how to avoid them
  • Sport Pilot Training Procedures and Endorsements section to guide CFIs in giving correct endorsements
  • Review completion requirements with an exact reprint of FAA Sport Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS)
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Sport Pilot Syllabus book, 3rd Ed.
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 96
ISBN:
978-1-58194-950-6

$12.95
Description:

The Gleim Sport Pilot Syllabus is a step-by-step lesson plan for your sport pilot training. This book presents a complete ground and flight training course of study designed to expedite the completion of your sport pilot certificate.

Each ground and flight lesson directs you to a specific chapter or page to read in the Gleim Sport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test, Pilot Handbook, Sport Pilot Flight Maneuvers, and/or FAR/AIM books. This cross-referencing allows you to review the material ahead of time and be thoroughly prepared for each lesson.

Benefits:
  • Save time and money by studying the specific pages/chapters appropriate to your lesson before each flight
  • Ensure thorough understanding with stage and end-of-course knowledge tests
  • Format complies with 14 CFR Part 61, making it perfect for both independent CFIs and flight schools
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Pilot Handbook
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 576
ISBN:
978-1-58194-190-6

$24.95
Description:

Representing a complete ground school text, the Gleim Pilot Handbook consolidates and organizes all FAA material relevant to pilots in one easy-to-use text. This material includes information from Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Airplane Flying Handbook, Aviation Weather Services, and many other FAA publications.

The Gleim Pilot Handbook was carefully designed to make it easy for you to learn and understand while saving you time, effort, frustration, and money. The knowledge transfer outlines and full-color illustrations in this book simplify and facilitate your learning and understanding.

Benefits:
  • High-quality, full-color illustrations
  • All information is logically organized into easy-to-read study units
  • Great reference book for all pilots, from Sport to CFI
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FAR/AIM
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 856
ISBN:
978-1-58194-512-6

$15.95
Description:

The Gleim FAR/AIM simplifies and facilitates your understanding of the complex rules governing aviation. The bigger and darker font, well-placed indentations, two-column formatting, and careful spacing are designed to make it easier to read, learn, and understand. A comprehensive FAR index in front of the book and an AIM index at the back make it easier to find pertinent portions of the FARs and/or AIM than do government indexes.

Benefits:
  • Conveniently sized to fit in your flight bag--perfect for cross country flights
  • Reference tabs for both the FAR and the AIM make searching for topics easy
  • Sharp, full-color AIM images included

Click here to access a digital version of the Gleim FAR/AIM

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Gleim Online Ground School for Sport
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
ISBN:
978-1-61854-000-3

$99.95
Description:

The Gleim Online Ground School uses our sophisticated Knowledge Transfer Systems to ensure that you master all the information you need to be a competent, safe pilot and to pass your FAA knowledge test with confidence. This course meets and exceeds the eligibility requirements for required ground training. Once you complete all course requirements, you will be provided with an endorsement that will allow you to take the knowledge test at the testing center of your choice.

Benefits:
  • Gleim Guarantee: You will pass your knowledge test or get your money back!
  • Prepare efficiently and effectively by studying on your own schedule
  • Gain confidence by emulating tests as presented by both national testing centers

Make sure that your computer meets our minimum system requirements.

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FAA Test Prep Online-Sport Pilot
ISBN:
978-1-58194-403-7

$54.95
Description:

Gleim FAA Test Prep Online contains all the detailed study outlines, FAA questions, and on-screen charts and figures you need to study for and pass the Sport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test in one unique, easy-to-use program.

Gleim Test Prep Online is the industry leader in self-study for the FAA Knowledge Tests.

Benefits:

TESTING

  • Over 670 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Unlimited Test Sessions that act like Practice Exams
  • Includes all previously released FAA questions
  • Thorough answer explanations for correct AND incorrect choices to cement understanding
  • Study Session option for immediate feedback
  • Formatting and functionality emulate the actual exam at the major testing vendors

SUPPORT

  • 12 months of unlimited access (use on as many computers/mobile devices as you want for your own personal use)
  • Accessible inquiry links for expert assistance
  • Performance Analysis tracks progress and maintains a performance history
  • Uses Cloud technology to sync performance data to any device
  • No installation! Available online 24/7
  • Free instant, automatic updates
  • Compatible on all operating systems and mobile devices or tablets with an Internet connection. View Minimum System Requirements here.

Use Gleim Test Prep Online to ensure that you are prepared to succeed on the FAA Knowledge Tests.

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Aviation Radio Receiver

$20.00
Description:

The Gleim Aviation Radio Receiver lets you listen in on aircraft and air traffic control communications. Now when you visit your local airport, you can see and hear what is going on. This radio is incredibly easy to use. You can even program up to 100 frequencies for easy access at any time.

This radio has been specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the Gleim Watching Airplanes Course, a video-led journey into the world of aviation.

Benefits:
  • Low weight ensures easy usage
  • Telescopic antenna for increased reception
  • Sleep mode for battery conservation
  • Convenient memory storage of up to 100 frequencies
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Flight Bag

$44.95
Description:

Whether you are a student pilot or have been flying for years, you need a flight bag for carrying important documents and flight gear. Our flight bag is fully functional for in-flight organization and provides quick access to all necessary equipment.

Benefits:
  • Protects your headset with a padded exterior headset pocket
  • Has ample room for a variety of materials in the front, side, and rear pockets
  • Conveniently holds all charts, training materials, books, and approach plates
  • Organized sections for cell phone, pens, and view-limiting devices
  • Large inside dividers make organization easy
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Logbook
ISBN:
978-1-58194-574-4

$9.95
Description:

This full-featured logbook is great for every pilot certification and rating, student through ATP. Using the straightforward approach Gleim is known for, this logbook simplifies the record-keeping process. With added endorsement sections, the Gleim logbook will cover your training throughout years of flying.

Benefits:
  • Complete endorsement section covering all endorsements required for student through CFII
  • Separate table of contents with numbered pages for quick reference
  • High-quality paper and durable hard-cover binding
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Plotter
ISBN:
1-58194-267-2

$6.95
Description:

Use your plotter to determine the true course (TC), the total distance of your flight, and the distance between each checkpoint.

Benefits:
  • High quality, Lexan-type material ensures durability
  • Easy-to-use sectional, WAC, TAC scale with nautical and statute mile delineations

A step-by-step description of how to use the Gleim navigational plotter can be found at Navigational Plotter Instructions.

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Flight Computer
ISBN:
1-58194-268-0

$9.95
Description:

A standard E6B computer made of durable fiberboard. Includes speed, time, and distance computations, along with temperature and other conversions that all pilots need to know in cross-country flight planning. This computer also includes a crosswind component graph, a Flight Plan Sequence Checklist, and Special Equipment Suffixes for daily flying.

Benefits:
  • Standard E6B computer for easy usage
  • Made from popular, durable fiberboard for longevity

A step-by-step description of how to use the Gleim flight computer is found at Flight Computer Instructions.

Deluxe Sport Pilot Kit Deluxe Sport Pilot Kit
Standard Sport Pilot Kit PLUS
  • Online Ground School
  • Security-Related Airspace Course
  • Online Communication Course
 
$199.95
Sport Pilot Flight Instructor Kit Sport Pilot Flight Instructor Kit
Includes:
  • Flight Bag
  • Sport and CFI Books
  • Online Ground School
  • Test Prep Online
 
$174.95
Sport Pilot Kit Sport Pilot Kit
Includes:
  • Gleim Flight Bag
  • Logbook, Plotter, E6B
  • Knowledge Test, Syllabus, Flight Maneuvers
  • FAR/AIM
 
$119.95
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