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Our software is the best way for you to prepare for your Sport Pilot FAA written test. We feature up to date question banks of actual FAA questions, a software interface designed for fast, efficient study, all charts and figures that you need, and questions featuring detailed explanations by our editorial staff of professional pilots and flight instructors. Don't take our word for it, though - download it free, from below and see for yourself. Thank you for giving it a try

This software can help you be ready for any of the following FAA Knowledge Tests:
Sport Pilot (Instructor and Examiner)
  Sport Pilot Instructor / Examiner Airplane (SIA/SEA)
  Sport Pilot Instructor / Examiner Lighter than Air (Balloon) (SIB/SEB)
  Sport Pilot Instructor / Examiner Glider (SII/SEI)
  Sport Pilot Instructor / Examiner Lighter than Air (Airship) (SIL/SEL)
  Sport Pilot Instructor / Examiner Powered Parachute (SIP/SEP)
  Sport Pilot Instructor / Examiner Weight Shift Control (SIW/SEW)
  Sport Pilot Instructor / Examiner Gyroplane (SIY/SEY)

 GroundSchool is designed to help you learn the material and score highly on your test in the most efficient manner possible. Our software represents years of listening to and understanding the needs of pilots and mechanics. The program is designed with the singular goal of helping you learn the material so you can pass your FAA written test with a minimum of time and effort. Sure, there are some study methods that are cheaper (and many far more expensive!).. but only if your time is worth no thing.. Our software is fast, efficient, and proven.  


"I wanted to express my gratitude for the FAA Ground School Test Prep Software. The features are outstanding with regard to knowledge reinforcement, cross referencing, concentrating on weak points, and ease of use. Even if you have one of the other home study courses you still need this program." - DM, GroundSchool User

"I just completed my FAA Private Pilot Airplane test at the US Air Force Academy Aero Club. I scored a 97%, thanks to your excellent test prep software! I'll definitely be working through my Instrument Rating preparation with your software." - JR (Private)

"I just wanted to take a moment and let you just how wonderful I feel your Ground School product is. After purchasing your software, for my Private Pilot Exam, I studied for about 5 days using your software, along with my training book that the flight school uses, and I am pleased to let you know that I passed my written exam with a score of 98%. I can't even begin to tell you how pleased I am with your product and how easy and effectively it was to use. I will definitely be buying other modules as my training progresses through Instrument and Commercial." - KH (Private)

""I am an Aviation Major at a top US university where I am consistently at the top of my class with the help of your software... Thanks for providing a great application at such a reasonable price!" - PZ "

"Hi Dauntless, Just an update for you guys. I took my test today 04/09/2004 and passed with a 98%. Thank you. I found your software very helpful for test practice. I like the way you can focus on a specific FAA subject categories until you feel confident in that subject then move on." - MB (Private)

"I scored a 97%. I missed two of 62 questions. Your software is an excellent tool to prepare for the written test. Thanks!" - MC (Private)

"Overall, this is an excellent product and is a pleasure to use" - Review by FlightSim.com

"Thanks to ground school and your software, I got 59 out of 60 on the written exam. It was very helpful to have the latest FAA questions" - BF (Private)

"Just wanted you to know that I passed the PAR today (20 Jan 04) with a 95%. Virtually every question asked I had the opportunity to see prior to the actual test. This software is an excellent tool for preparation for the exam and when I am ready to continue my flight training for the instrument rating I will definitely being contacting you for the software. I would highly recommend this software to anyone who has the desire to prepare quickly, efficiently and effectively. Thanks again for your excellent software and I look forward to contacting you when I begin the instrument portion of my training." - LC (Private)

"Just to let you know that I passed my PAR test the other day, with a score in the 90's. I feel like your product did a lot to helping me achieve that. Additionally, when I had a question on the content your e-mail reply was fast, detailed and far better than I ever expected from a product ordered over the web! You guys do a great job, so keep it up, and I will be back to see you when I go for my next rating." - SV (Private)

"I'm very pleased to work with your program. You've done a very good job." - JCB (Private)

"I found your program to be very useful and have recommended it to many fellow students and will continue to do so. I am keeping your program loaded in my computer so that I may refresh my memory from time to time. Learning something new at my age (51), is not as easy as it used to be. I sincerely believe that your program was the single biggest factor in achieving my [high] test score. Many, many thanks." - JM (Private)

"Your GroundSchool software is the best! I used it to study for my Private Pilot written exam and I passed with a 90%. The emulation of the CATS software was a lifesaver, everything looked very familiar going into the test and it put me to ease right away. I just wanted to personally thank you for a great product and even better customer service! I have recommended you and this software to many people. Thank you for an awesome product! A very satisfied customer!" - JM (Private)

"I bought [GroundSchool Private Pilot]... It was wonderful, and I passed the private pilot written with the highest score my flight school has ever had." - LP (Private, now working on IFR)

"By the way, the program is EXCELLENT. Intend to use for future ratings when that day comes... Thanks!" - CC (Private (as yet!))

"Hi I just passed my written PAR. Thanks your software works great. It seems to be better than the actual test software from 'LaserGrade' for presentation and ease of use. My score is 95% with 3 wrong; 'LG' gave FAA subject codes of B08, H348 and I31. Using your SW I looked up those codes and found the questions I missed. 8553, 9014 and 8909. Now my instructor wont have to hunt and peck for the 3 questions, he's never happy. But I am. Thanks PS it took me about 3 weeks using the SW and reading, I went from middle 70s to the high 90s " - ML (Private)

[note regarding the above: LaserGrade™ is one of (essentially) two companies that actually gives the exam - they don't sell or make preparation / learning software). The actual test center software of either LaserGrade™ or CATS™ (the other company) are straightforward to use on the day of the exam, but not terribly well suited to learning. GroundSchool software features LaserGrade™ and CATS™ emulation modes so that you can see what the testing center software will look like before you get there!]

"I found [FAATest.com GroundSchool] software to be much more time effective for actually preparing for the test than [competitor's] DVD set. The DVDs had colorful animations, but of mostly simple things. With your software, I was able to really go through the material quickly and efficiently. " - SS (Private / IFR)

"I am very satisfied with the results (and cost) of your product." - JP (Private / IFR / Comm)

"100%!!! ... after studying for just two nights ... thanks!" - TP (Private)

"The explanations were very helpful... 98%." - LAF (Private)

"thanks to your software [I] passed my private written with a 100%" - JH (Private)

“I only used [GroundSchool] for learning the material needed for my test taking. The questions and answers were literally identical, making the test extremely easy to pass…. As for my results, I passed on the first attempt with a 97%!” - RW

The feedback keeps rolling in. Our users routinely score very highly on their knowledge tests. We invite you to be next. It's hard to say for sure, but we're confident within reasonable doubt that we have helped "hundreds get hundreds" with our software by this point.

Features include:

  • Explanations written by professional pilots and flight instructors
  • Most tests (Airplane, Helicopter, Balloon, etc.) are covered
  • Plenty of study and testing options allowing you to personalize the software for your own most efficient study.
  • You can get an instructor signoff to take the actual written test through use of this software and our Online Endorsement Service.
  • The ability to explicitly flag questions which you find to be difficult
  • Lookup individual or groups of questions using a wide range of search criteria
  • Integrated Library of Aviation offering everything from PTS documents to FAA training publications to aircraft checklists and much, much more
  • LaserGrade™, CATS™, and AvTest 2000™ Emulation modes allow you to practice on the software as you will see it at the actual testing center.
  • Ability to load and save training / testing sessions
  • Printouts galore! Print out score reports to show your instructor, a "book" of questions for yourself to study on the road or elsewhere.
  • Something that is not really quantifiable or visible: fast, efficient study. The software has been designed to be quick so your time is spent preparing and learning, not flipping pages or clicking about needlessly.

Thanks for checking out the software! Good luck on your test, and blue skies!

The FAATest.com Team


With our FAA Written Test Prep software, you don't have to worry about having an out of date version. Our authors work to update the data as FAA question pools change. Groundschool has a built-in self-update feature that connects to our servers and makes sure that you have the latest and greatest versions of the software and data soon after they becomes available.

Additionally, the self-update can be used to install new test data (such as Instrument Rating on top of Private Pilot) so you can have it when and where you need it.


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Great product. It's not going to turn your default airports into payware add-ons but does give the default airports a payware "feel". The textures are so much crisper and sensible your defaults begin to look like payware without the localised detail. No hit on framerates. Worth the money.
Masateru Suzuki
this is best fighter Addon for me! really nice! be like a Top Gun pilot!
Guilherme Irber
After V3 release, this aircraft became fully 64bit compatible. Great FDE (im real world pilot) Definitely worth buy!
Guilherme Irber
This Carenado PA32 feels exactly like the real one (im real world pilot). Specialy after V3 release (several bugs corrected, and fully 64bit compatible). Definitely worth buy!
Moazzam Shah
First the download did not go smoothly. The email was responded to quickly with files attached and instructions to copy and paste in folders. Deleted it after two landings. No flight plan loaded. No Copilot nor atc interaction. I had to create flt plan and request ifr clearance. Despite all this the final thing one pays for payware is scenery. I have 7 monitors with three for outside view. The scenery is WORST than freeware. I would not take this if someone gave me free. I can create a better bad weather scenario with Active Sky and REX. Save your money. Not worth a look.
Michael Copp
I'm a real-life owner of a 1965 PA140, and I decided to pick up a copy of ScanSim's PA140 model for FSX and Prepar3d several months ago (at the time it was version 1.4). I do a lot of flying on the flight simulator between my real-world flights to keep myself sharp, often using it to fly a "test" version of a real-world trip that I have planned for the next week, that sort of thing. As well, procedures that allow me to accurately step through my walk-around and checklist are important, so when I'm looking at an aircraft model for flight simulation I want both the external and cockpit details to be as close to the actual aircraft as possible. When I found ScanSim's PA140 model, I was hoping for great things - and it delivered! The flight characteristics performed exactly as expected (speed points are on the numbers, climb and decent rates are bang on, etc.). As well, all features from the real-world existed in the model, allowing my flight procedures from haul-out to tie-down to be as realistic as possible. No-
w, with the impending release of version 2.0, ScanSim has doubled-down on the quality of the visual models, the animated realism, and the flight-model itself. I've tested the flight characteristics in the new model, and I concur that ScanSim has taken the reality to the next level when compared to my real-world aircraft. As well, the new animated surfaces really add to the immersion (it's great being able to look over my left shoulder and see that stabilator going up and down as I perform the controls check!). This soon to be released version is a significant upgrade to an already excellent product, and at this price point the value can't be beat!
J. C. Seixas
I'm one of those casual pilots that don't like to spend hours reading manuals with hundreds of pages or taking hours to go from a "cold and dark" state to a "ready for taxi" condition. I like to jump in an aircraft, toggle some switches ON or OFF, for the sake of some realism, and be flying in no time. Also, highly complicated aircraft in my system takes a large amount of VAS and FPS, so I tend to steer away from them. I'm not a fan of huge aircraft (mostly "tubeliners") and not a fan of little aircraft also (mostly GA). So VirtualCol gives us mid-range aircraft, like this one and others, that is not small or huge enough, that has modern cockpits instruments and so forth. Does this aircraft fly well in FSX? Well, I'm not a real life pilot to know exactly what it does but the flying conditions suits my needs. I'm giving it 3/4 stars because I think VirtualCol could have spent more time refining the textures they made. For example, look closely and you'll find some misaligned lines outside the aircraft (the left side doesn't always match the right side); the virtual cockpit could have been more detailed, not in functions, but in textures, colors and letters. You can refine all these flaws but it takes time and knowledge to do it. In a nutshell, with this product you get a lot of different liveries (the real intention of this product IMO), a really unimpressive virtual cockpit, and some flawed textures. However, in the end it gets the job done.
Fulvio Arman
Hi, I just purchased this airport, especially for it's convenient price and under the good opinion about Thai's Kathmandu. Actually, I was very frightened after reading here some terrible review. The airport is very well done, but I encountered the runway sinking problems such as other guys. I followed two advices I found in the reviews, but at no avail. Considering that any of us has different pc configurations and, most of all, different add-ons, in desperation I went to the SCENERY-WORLD-S-
CENERY folder and deleted the two VABB...ALT.BGL & VAJJ...ALT.bgl files. All fixed, and the airport reappeared in its beauty. Delting too the awful VAJJ airport with its orrible VFR. Just for the record, my pc configuration: Prepar3D 2.5, all the three FS Global Ultimates,FTX Global+Vector. Hoping having been of some help to other simmers. Fulvio Arman
Dan Champagne
To fly this, saddle up, buckle up, and make sure your seat harness is strapped on tight. In my ongoing quest for a helicopter thrill ride I started exploring the single seater helicopters. Having 3 monitors with a total viewing area of 60" was hankering for some helicopter hot rodding joy ride for a Friday buzz around FSX Ville. Having flown online for over 500 hours in some nice helicopters such as the 206 Bell Dodo Sim, Cera Bell 222 and 412, wanted a little more action and the need for speed. Stumbled upon the Pyro and it was right up my alley for some action type flying. The thing about having a wide field of view is the fun of doing a barrel roll. This is where the Pyro steps up to the plate. Agile, fast and enough pucker factor to satisfy any stick jockey. Flying nap of the earth at 300 knts, then banking and yanking, quick stops and turns, what's not to like? Going on a beer run takes on a whole new meaning with a Pyro, fast delivery means a cool one at one's favorite camping cite. Try doing that in a tight LZ with a fixed wing. The flight model is very nice, and cockpit a joy for sight seeing. A helicopter of this quality should cost double, thus am a very happy camper with this helicopter. For turning and burning, or a relaxing fast flight from point A to B with great visuals, I recommend this helicopter. Great job Mick! Thanks.
Filippo Nesi
Spectacular. Landing on LOC27 is one of the most immersive experiences one can have in flight simulation. After more than one week trying different approaches I am still impressed by this work. Despite the high resolution, the scenery is also very smooth. For the price it is being offered, it is a steal. One of the best addons I ever bought.