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Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Second Edition, Hardbound)

 
 
 
 
Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Second Edition, Hardbound)
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Humorous collection of essential content for private pilots.
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Humorous collection of essential content for private pilots.

Well-known aviation humorist and flight instructor Rod Machado has a penchant for turning ordinary subject matter into laughable lessons. In his Private Pilot Handbook, Rod uses his unique gift of humor to present essential aeronautical information in his one-of-a-kind irreverent style. A classic source that will keep student pilot, experienced aviators, and non-flyers laughing and learning from cover to cover.

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Hardbound, 624 pages full color! 50 pages of new material!

A serious text written in a fun and witty style. More than 1,200 original illustrations and photos in a hardbound, full color, 624 page book. This book is a one-of-a-kind manual. You can learn or review by just looking at the pictures. However, the text is laced with Machado's humor and practical training insights, so you will want to read every last word on each page. Written in the first person, it's as if Rod is sitting next to you, personally explaining all the necessary aspects of flying to make you an informed, confident and competent pilot. It is the first book of its kind completely written and illustrated by one instructor--a CFI with more than three decades of teaching experience, 8,000 hours as a flight instructor and literally hundreds and hundreds of aviation seminars under his belt. Flight instructors will love using the great illustrations with their students. It will also be a favorite for its readability. It's perfect to refresh for a flight review, catch up on new rules or for student pilots to pass their FAA knowledge and oral exams.

Here's Some of What's Inside:
  • Alphabet airspace made E-Z with 3-D color illustrations
  • Easy to understand analogies and examples for technical subjects such as aerodynamics, engines, flight instruments, primary flight displays, etc.
  • The airplane's electrical system described using the water analogy of electricity
  • Step-by-step procedures for planning X-country flights and using cross country flight planning software and internet weather briefing software
  • Clear, down-to-earth explanations of the latest/relevant FARs-Part 61 & 91
  • Easy to apply navigation methods for VOR, GPS and ADF
  • Aviation decision making tools, skills and techniques
  • Practical tips and techniques for ensuring a safe and enjoyable flight
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  • Rated 5.00 / 5 based on 3 customer reviews
    5/ 5 stars
    Excellent Student Book
    Wow! This book provided clear explanation in a fun concise manner. No dryness here, prepare to be entertained while learning.
    - Clinton, NY Jun 30, 2009
    5/ 5 stars
    Great Book
    I bought this book during my private pilot training. I can highly recommend this book to supplement the FAA material. I refer back to it often for a refresher. Rod's style of writing is both entertaining and informative at the same time and make for an easy read.
    - Cary, NC Feb 3, 2010
    5/ 5 stars
    great book
    Approachable, well written, and informative
    - New York, NY Sep 9, 2010

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