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Virtual Test Prep™ - Private Pilot: Widescreen Edition

Version 3   by Stenbock Communications

A comprehensive video ground school to prepare you for the Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam. Includes Prepware CD!

Includes FREE 24-month access to Prepware Online.

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Private Pilot Virtual Test Prep™–An Aviation Ground School brings the classroom to any home TV or computer DVD player. Includes Private Pilot Prepware.

With Virtual Test Prep™, you can learn the material you need to ace the FAA Knowledge Exam and gain the information you need to be a safe, competent and confident pilot. This is not just another question and answer review. It's an in-depth, comprehensive ground school that will prepare you for the FAA Knowledge Exam and the cockpit. Brilliant animations, 3D graphics and special effects throughout along with expert instructors and terrific inflight footage make Virtual Test Prep™ a thoroughly entertaining and motivating learning experience that helps you prepare for the exams.

Watch the DVD to learn the subjects, then use the included ASA Prepware software to work through the questions, for a comprehensive aviation ground school. Graduation certificate and instructor endorsement (sign-off) available from ASA for no additional cost upon completion of the course.

Package also includes a bonus DVD with over 2 hours of interviews, insights, and inspiration from some of the industry’s leaders in aviation education, including Tom Horne, Barry Schiff, Bob Gardner, Paul Hamilton, Laurel Lippert, Steve Casner, Dorothy Schick, and Bruce Williams. These experienced aviators and notable subject experts also discuss their hard-learned lessons throughout the course, providing an entertaining outlook and rare opportunity to watch and listen as consummate aviators share their knowledge, wealth of experience and invaluable wisdom.

DVD program contents:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Flight Instruments
  • Regulations
  • Procedures and Airport Operations
  • Weather
  • Weather Services
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Enroute Flight
  • Navigation
  • Communication Procedures

(See the User's Guide for specific subjects covered in each lesson.)

AuthorStenbock Communications
IncludesVideo DVDs and Prepware software DVD
Weight1.20 lbs
Runtime10 hours 54 minutes 11 seconds
System Requirements

For DVDs—

Television or computer DVD player.

For Prepware—

Does not install to mobile devices like an iPad or Android tablet.

Windows and Macintosh compatible. 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution, DVD-ROM drive, mouse or other compatible pointing device. PDF file reader for accessing supplemental support documentation. Product registration is required. Internet access is required for registration as well as program and test question updates.

Windows compatible processor, 800 MHz or faster (Windows XP), 1.0 GHz or faster (Vista and Windows 7). 667 MB available hard drive space. 256 MB System RAM (Windows XP), 512 MB RAM (Vista), 1024 MB (Windows 7), 2048 MB (Windows 8/8.1). Microsoft .Net Framework v4.0. If your system does not have this version of .Net Framework already installed, the Prepware installer will install the correct version before installing the program.

Macintosh computer with Intel processor. 364 MB available hard drive space. OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), 1024 MB RAM. OS X Lion (10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), OS X Mavericks (10.9) 2048 MB RAM.

"I found this to be an excellent way to study for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. I went through a formal ground school and textbook prior to taking this video course. To study for the test, I watched each video segment (around 30 minutes to 1.5 hours each) and then used the included prepware software to work through the corresponding questions for that segment. The lectures were perfectly targeted to the essential information covered on the FAA written exam and an excellent ground school review. When I was done, I had completed all questions for the Knowledge Exam and I was ready to pass my test. It was great to see several of the premier avaition authors in the video. I've read their articles in AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines, so it was nice to put a face to the name. Overall my retention was excellent and I was completely prepared for the Knowledge Exam."
—Whitney B. Edmister, M.D., Ph.D.

ASA presents aviation’s most exciting aviation ground school for DVD — Virtual Test Prep™. Now students can learn the material they need to ace the FAA Knowledge Exam right from their TV or computer DVD player by taking advantage of these latest developments in video production education.

Virtual Test Prep™ combines high-quality standard definition Widescreen video in DVD format with the expertise and experience of ASA’s industry-leading Test Prep Series. Using 3D and animated graphics, special effects, and terrific in-flight footage, our flight instructors and subject experts can help you prepare for your FAA Knowledge Exam with a thoroughly entertaining and motivating learning experience and review.

This course provides an organized, easy-to-follow curriculum for any DVD player for the Private Pilot Certificate. Students watch the DVD to learn the material then study the complete bank of FAA questions with the included Prepware Test Prep Software CD.

Virtual Test Prep™ uses the latest 3D and animated graphics, special effects, air-to-air video, experienced flight instructors and subject experts, with real-world tips from the classroom, in the airplane, and at the airport. Students will be prepared for their FAA exam, not by rote memorization, but with a true understanding and application of the knowledge needed for the test, making them better and safer pilots.

Other features of the series:

  • On-screen aviation mentors coach students with the use of top-notch instructional aids, training technologies, and real-world training tips for a dynamic learning environment.
  • More than 10 hours of ALL NEW high-quality DVD presentation brings students all the information they need to ace the FAA Knowledge Exam, with the flexibility of DVD instantaneous control.
  • Real-world in-flight video provides focused and exciting learning.
  • Meets 14 CFR Part 61 home study requirements and the organization makes it an easy addition to any classroom-style ground school.
  • DVD instantaneous control lets students navigate directly to the part of the lesson corresponding to a specific subject in the ASA Test Prep.
  • Includes Prepware Test Prep Software CD with all the FAA test questions, answers and explanations for true-to-form test practice.
  • Graduation certificate with instructor sign-off (endorsement) available from ASA upon completion of the course.
  • Includes Free Bonus DVD with over 2 hours of interviews with industry experts. Provides a rare opportunity to watch and listen to these consummate aviators share their knowledge, wealth of experience and invaluable wisdom.
  • Courses available in this series: Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, Helicopter.


Preview to Aircraft Systems

Here is a 4 1/2 minute sample clip from the Aircraft Systems lesson. It includes chapters on the Four-Stroke Engine, Fuel Induction Systems, and Carburetor Icing.

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