Attempting to appeal to a new generation of pilots who grew up using cell phones and personal computers, Jeppesen this week added a sport pilot online course to its curriculum. The Sport Pilot course joins the recently released Private Pilot Online course on the Jeppesen Learning Center, a collection of online courses. Like the private pilot course, the sport pilot course provides the knowledge to pass the FAA written exam, whether for an FAR Part 61 or Part 141 flight school.
Jeppesen officials say that the online courses are not passive video courses, but interactive multimedia programs that combine video, audio, and text to engage students. Online exercises and other screen tasks keep the student involved in the course. A series of ungraded and graded tests help the student and CFI assess progress.
Among the benefits of an online course are the ability of the student to log on from any Internet-connected computer—stopping, starting, and repeating material as needed.
A year-long access to the course can be purchased for $199.95. Additional years can be purchased for $39.