Rod Machados Private / Commercial Pilot Handbook

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Rod Machado's NEW! Private/Commercial Pilot Handbook-First Edition

Flying is fun, and with Rod Machado’s Private/Commercial Pilot Handbook, learning about flying is now fun, as well. This book prepares you for the FAA private pilot knowledge exam and the FAA commercial pilot knowledge exam (when you're ready to study for the commercial exam, of course)

If you want to learn to fly, or even just learn about what makes a plane fly, you’ll find this lavishly illustrated, fast-paced book to be the best available guide. Written in a clear and witty style, the Private/Commercial Pilot Handbooks contains more than 1,200 illustrations and photos that are a standalone education about why we can fly.

Studying for your private pilot oral and knowledge exams? Everything you need is in this book. It’s not just a beginner’s book—it’s a comprehensive and useful reference resource for private and even professional pilots. As one flight student said, “This handbook explains why things are the way they are, in a way that’s easy to understand. I learned lots of things in Rod’s book that I had not read ANYWHERE else, despite years of reading aviation literature.”

Rod has been teaching people how to fly airplanes since 1973. His highly acclaimed teaching methods have established him as one of aviation’s most respected teachers. Using analogies, memory aids, clear and detailed graphics and a little humor, Rod reduces the complexity of all aviation subjects (aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, airspace, etc.) to a level that even the non-technical person can easily understand. Simply stated, Rod Machado makes learning about flying a fun and enjoyable experience.

Here is a short list of this one-stop handbook contains

  • Easy-to-understand analogies and examples for technical subjects such as engines, aerodynamics, flight instruments and the airplane’s electrical system.
  • Weather codes: METAR and TAF, and Internet weather technology.
  • Latest information on weather charts: Graphical Forecasts for Aviation
  • Water model of electricity allows quick learning and understanding of the airplane’s electrical system.
  • Alphabet airspace made E-Z with 3-D color illustrations.
  • Step-by-step procedures for planning a cross-country flight.
  • Clear, down-to-earth explanations of pertinent FARs—Parts 61, 91, NTSB 830,
  • BasicMed.
  • Primary flight displays, the latest glass cockpit technology & ADS-B.
  • Easy to apply navigation methods for VOR, GPS and glass cockpits.
  • New ICAO Flight plan form information.
  • A wealth of basic and advanced insights, advice and wisdom gleaned from practical experience.
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    Handbook seems to contain everything the futue pilot in training needs except experience. Five stars!

    Dick M Verified Purchase


    February 15, 2024


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