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Welcome to your instructor in an audiobook - a 30 hour audio course!  Written by veteran ground and flight instructor Rod Machado, this audiobook is presented in a warm, conversational manner and spiced with humor. Rod's tried and true methods of instruction, honed through more than 30 years of teaching experience, have achieved exceptional results with thousands of aviation students.

Now you can enjoy Rod's popular Private Pilot Handbook during your daily commute, or at home in the comfort of your own chair. Play these MP3 files to learn or review important concepts during those otherwise wasted hours that many of us spend driving. As one pilot said, "I felt like I had a flight instructor right there in the car with me."

While you can listen to the first eight chapters of the book without referring to the text, you'll still want to use the actual Private Pilot Handbook as a reference for reviewing pictures, graphs and many of the incidental ASRS stories scattered throughout the text.  This exciting new CD is the key to learning faster and better, while maximizing use of your scarce time.

This valuable audio book will help you:

  • Fly as a knowledgeable and competent pilot
  • Prepare for the Private Pilot FAA knowledge exam
  • Prepare for the Private Pilot Oral Exam
  • Refresh for required currency training
  • Remain an up-to-date confident pilot.

This audio book includes:

  • Simplification of aviation's more technical subjects such as aerodynamics, engines, and flight instruments.
  • Weather codes: METAR and TAF.
  • Alphabet airspace made easy to learn and remember
  • Step-by-step procedures for planning a cross country flight
  • Easy to apply navigation methods for VOR and GPS
  • Down-to-earth explanations of pertinent Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 61 and Part 91
  • A simple model for learning the airplane's electrical system.
  • A wealth of basic and advanced insights, advice and wisdom gleaned from practical experience. 

Narrator: Philip E. Hewitt Ph.D., CFII, ATP, Pilot Examiner
Guest Narrator: Alec Cody, CFII, comedic impressionist

Important Information about the Audio CD format:  This product consists of a single DVD containing 30 hours of audio MP3 files that are to be downloaded to your personal MP3 player (i.e. iPod, Zune, Smartphone, etc.). These Mp3 files contain the same content found on Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook on Audio CD. These Mp3 files are intended for those having an Mp3 player that can transfer files from their computer’s DVD drive to this Mp3 player.  This CD will NOT play in a standard CD-player unless your CD-player also supports MP3 format.

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Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook - MP3 Audio Format

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Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook - MP3 Audio Format Overview:

Welcome to your instructor in an audiobook - a 30 hour audio course!  Written by veteran ground and flight instructor Rod Machado, this audiobook is presented in a warm, conversational manner and spiced with humor. Rod's tried and true methods of instruction, honed through more than 30 years of teaching experience, have achieved exceptional results with thousands of aviation students.

Now you can enjoy Rod's popular Private Pilot Handbook during your daily commute, or at home in the comfort of your own chair. Play these MP3 files to learn or review important concepts during those otherwise wasted hours that many of us spend driving. As one pilot said, "I felt like I had a flight instructor right there in the car with me."

While you can listen to the first eight chapters of the book without referring to the text, you'll still want to use the actual Private Pilot Handbook as a reference for reviewing pictures, graphs and many of the incidental ASRS stories scattered throughout the text.  This exciting new CD is the key to learning faster and better, while maximizing use of your scarce time.

This valuable audio book will help you:

  • Fly as a knowledgeable and competent pilot
  • Prepare for the Private Pilot FAA knowledge exam
  • Prepare for the Private Pilot Oral Exam
  • Refresh for required currency training
  • Remain an up-to-date confident pilot.

This audio book includes:

  • Simplification of aviation's more technical subjects such as aerodynamics, engines, and flight instruments.
  • Weather codes: METAR and TAF.
  • Alphabet airspace made easy to learn and remember
  • Step-by-step procedures for planning a cross country flight
  • Easy to apply navigation methods for VOR and GPS
  • Down-to-earth explanations of pertinent Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 61 and Part 91
  • A simple model for learning the airplane's electrical system.
  • A wealth of basic and advanced insights, advice and wisdom gleaned from practical experience. 

Narrator: Philip E. Hewitt Ph.D., CFII, ATP, Pilot Examiner
Guest Narrator: Alec Cody, CFII, comedic impressionist

Important Information about the Audio CD format:  This product consists of a single DVD containing 30 hours of audio MP3 files that are to be downloaded to your personal MP3 player (i.e. iPod, Zune, Smartphone, etc.). These Mp3 files contain the same content found on Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook on Audio CD. These Mp3 files are intended for those having an Mp3 player that can transfer files from their computer’s DVD drive to this Mp3 player.  This CD will NOT play in a standard CD-player unless your CD-player also supports MP3 format.

 

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Leave the humor to the comedians... this is serious

  • By A Customer from Wisconsin on Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Pros: Everything is in there, if you can stand to listen to it....
  • Review: Although comprehensive, Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook takes the liberty of trying to be funny and failing miserably. There were several circumstances were I simply had to turn it off as I was so irritated with the narrator. Going through ground school and working towards getting your private pilots license is daunting enough, but enduring really bad impersonations and straight up goofiness, just wasn't doing it for me while covering such important material. I'm not sure why this massive undertaking was narrated with a ridiculous English accent but I found it to be a bit of a mess that annoyed me to no end. Although I appreciate all the work that went into this production, I would have much rather listened to a true rendition of the subject material in the narrators natural voice, and skipped the silliness of bad impersonations, and even worse comedy. Stick to flying the planes guys, you already have my admiration for this!

  • By Not happy from Riverside CA USA on Monday, April 27, 2015
  • Pros: Makes a great drink coaster(see thats funny)
  • Review: Terrible product wish i could get my money back.
    A condescending britsh accent narrator who speaks to you as if you were a total idiot while trying to be funny. With an acasional sound bite from another person (pilot CFI) doing celebrity impessions who also is just not funny.
    Not to mention that the dialoge is so drawn out you may fall asleep while driving, and that would not be funny.
    Save your money and get the audio files that actually read out the FARs as written you will get more in less time spent.
    Oh and lets not even talk about the fact that you have to copy to your pc than create a crazy number of CDs just so you can listen on a portable device. Like the mp3 player in your car.

Great supplement to book for alternate learning

  • By Wasi from Camarillo CA USA on Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Pros: Quick "reading" of book, easily repeat sections, utilize drive time
  • Review: Having the text in audio format allows me to "read" the book faster and easily repeat harder sections. I can utilize my drive time to get 30 mins of "reading" per day that I would not normally do. I refer to the book for the excellent illustrations to understand the harder concepts after listening to them. I would give it 5 stars if was not so expensive.

Great way to learn on the go!

  • By Andy from Columbus GA USA on Wednesday, October 05, 2011
  • Pros: Learning on the go while driving
  • Review: I have been enjoying this audio version of Rod's book.  Great information mixed with some humor makes it fun. You will like it!

My DVD player has a problem with this product

  • By JL Vaughn from Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, July 13, 2010
  • Pros:
  • Review: Great product, but badly marred by the editing. Each section is typically about 2 to 3 min long and most are missing the last second or so. It is quite irritating to be left hanging as the last word or two is chopped off.

    EDIT: (changed from 3 stars to 5 stars)  I judged this product a bit to harshly in my previous review. It plays fine on my computer, but the last second or so of each section gets clipped on my DVD player. This is extremely annoying. But I can't fault the product unless I can demonstrate my DVD player is working properly. This product is essentially the reading of Machado's book. Retention when reading along while listening is incredible. The book is more thorough than any other I've read, yet a bit less likely to put you to sleep. The audio makes it 3 times better.

Good but not narrated by Rod

  • By Dain from Winchester CA USA on Monday, January 18, 2010
  • Pros:
  • Review: Very good listen while driving! Narrator voice OK, a little proper for this student.

  • By Pam from Annapolis MD USA on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
  • Pros:
  • Review:

Enjoyable format, but needs updating.

  • By A Customer from Plant City FL USA on Monday, December 08, 2008
  • Pros:
  • Review: Drive and learn. Love it.

Got a long commute... you need this.

  • By David from Plainsboro NJ USA on Monday, February 18, 2008
  • Pros:
  • Review: This is a great product. Load up and iPod and enjoy the commute (for a change). The information is great. The recordings are well done. You'll be happy with the purchase.

EXCELLANT LEARNING TOOL!!!

  • By Gerald from Stafford VA USA on Saturday, October 27, 2007
  • Pros: Great presentations/material. Presented in easy to understand and retain the information.
  • Review: Great tool for learning while utilizing the wasted time commuting to and from work.

Leave the humor to the comedians... this is serious

  • By A Customer from Wisconsin on Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Pros: Everything is in there, if you can stand to listen to it....
  • Cons: To far out there for my taste, leave the comedy to the people stuck on the ground
  • Review: Although comprehensive, Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook takes the liberty of trying to be funny and failing miserably. There were several circumstances were I simply had to turn it off as I was so irritated with the narrator. Going through ground school and working towards getting your private pilots license is daunting enough, but enduring really bad impersonations and straight up goofiness, just wasn't doing it for me while covering such important material. I'm not sure why this massive undertaking was narrated with a ridiculous English accent but I found it to be a bit of a mess that annoyed me to no end. Although I appreciate all the work that went into this production, I would have much rather listened to a true rendition of the subject material in the narrators natural voice, and skipped the silliness of bad impersonations, and even worse comedy. Stick to flying the planes guys, you already have my admiration for this!
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By Not happy from Riverside CA USA on Monday, April 27, 2015
  • Pros: Makes a great drink coaster(see thats funny)
  • Cons: Read my comments.
  • Review: Terrible product wish i could get my money back.
    A condescending britsh accent narrator who speaks to you as if you were a total idiot while trying to be funny. With an acasional sound bite from another person (pilot CFI) doing celebrity impessions who also is just not funny.
    Not to mention that the dialoge is so drawn out you may fall asleep while driving, and that would not be funny.
    Save your money and get the audio files that actually read out the FARs as written you will get more in less time spent.
    Oh and lets not even talk about the fact that you have to copy to your pc than create a crazy number of CDs just so you can listen on a portable device. Like the mp3 player in your car.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

Great supplement to book for alternate learning

  • By Wasi from Camarillo CA USA on Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Pros: Quick "reading" of book, easily repeat sections, utilize drive time
  • Cons: Expensive!
  • Review: Having the text in audio format allows me to "read" the book faster and easily repeat harder sections. I can utilize my drive time to get 30 mins of "reading" per day that I would not normally do. I refer to the book for the excellent illustrations to understand the harder concepts after listening to them. I would give it 5 stars if was not so expensive.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Great way to learn on the go!

  • By Andy from Columbus GA USA on Wednesday, October 05, 2011
  • Pros: Learning on the go while driving
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I have been enjoying this audio version of Rod's book.  Great information mixed with some humor makes it fun. You will like it!
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

My DVD player has a problem with this product

  • By JL Vaughn from Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, July 13, 2010
  • Review: Great product, but badly marred by the editing. Each section is typically about 2 to 3 min long and most are missing the last second or so. It is quite irritating to be left hanging as the last word or two is chopped off.

    EDIT: (changed from 3 stars to 5 stars)  I judged this product a bit to harshly in my previous review. It plays fine on my computer, but the last second or so of each section gets clipped on my DVD player. This is extremely annoying. But I can't fault the product unless I can demonstrate my DVD player is working properly. This product is essentially the reading of Machado's book. Retention when reading along while listening is incredible. The book is more thorough than any other I've read, yet a bit less likely to put you to sleep. The audio makes it 3 times better.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Good but not narrated by Rod

  • By Dain from Winchester CA USA on Monday, January 18, 2010
  • Review: Very good listen while driving! Narrator voice OK, a little proper for this student.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By Pam from Annapolis MD USA on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
  • Review:
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Enjoyable format, but needs updating.

  • By A Customer from Plant City FL USA on Monday, December 08, 2008
  • Review: Drive and learn. Love it.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Got a long commute... you need this.

  • By David from Plainsboro NJ USA on Monday, February 18, 2008
  • Review: This is a great product. Load up and iPod and enjoy the commute (for a change). The information is great. The recordings are well done. You'll be happy with the purchase.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

EXCELLANT LEARNING TOOL!!!

  • By Gerald from Stafford VA USA on Saturday, October 27, 2007
  • Pros: Great presentations/material. Presented in easy to understand and retain the information.
  • Cons:
  • Review: Great tool for learning while utilizing the wasted time commuting to and from work.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

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  • Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Q: can this be loaded to my mac so i can load it on my iphone?

    A: Sure, no problem at all!

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