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Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook

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Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook

This book allows you to learn everything you need for:

  • The FAA instrument knowledge exam
  • Your instrument proficiency check
  • Updating and refreshing your knowledge

How much airspace is protected on a missed approach? Who’s the pilot-in-command on an instrument training flight? What’s WAAS? Do you really need RAIM? What are the three different types of runways? Who’s your PAPI? What is the adiabatic lapse rate, and why would an instrument pilot care? The answers to all things IFR can be found in the just-released Rod Machado’s Instrument Pilot’s Handbook. Written in the fun and accessible style that has made Machado a highly popular public speaker, the words are complemented by more than 1,400 pictures and illustrations that are virtually a book in themselves. Along the way, readers find not only all the information they need to answer questions on the FAA’s instrument pilot written exam, but an in-depth explanation of why the answers are what they are.

This valuable one-stop handbook contains the information necessary to:

  • Fly instruments as a knowledgeable and competent pilot.
  • Prepare for the FAA instrument pilot knowledge exam.
  • Prepare for the instrument pilot practical oral exam.
  • Refresh for your instrument proficiency check.
  • Remain an up-to-date confident instrument pilot.

As a comprehensive information source book, these pages include:

  1. Simplification of the FAA’s instrument scan concepts/procedures and a cockpit-practical, step-by-step instrument scan technique.
  2. The latest information on aviation decision making for instrument pilots.
  3. Detailed understanding of analog and glass (PFD) flight instruments.
  4. Step-by-step procedures for planning an IFR cross-country flight.
  5. Easy to apply navigation methods for VOR, GPS and ADF.
  6. Clear, down-to-earth explanations of pertinent FARs, including instrument currency, lost comm, alternate requirements, etc.
  7. Step-by-step explanation of how instrument approach charts are constructed, including MDAs, DAs, procedure turns, etc.
  8. Practical understanding of the IFR system, GPS procedures, icing and thunderstorm avoidance, NEXRAD, radar, and more.

624 pages, color.
2nd Edition, Published January 2010. Updated December 2016

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Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook Overview:

Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook

This book allows you to learn everything you need for:

  • The FAA instrument knowledge exam
  • Your instrument proficiency check
  • Updating and refreshing your knowledge

How much airspace is protected on a missed approach? Who’s the pilot-in-command on an instrument training flight? What’s WAAS? Do you really need RAIM? What are the three different types of runways? Who’s your PAPI? What is the adiabatic lapse rate, and why would an instrument pilot care? The answers to all things IFR can be found in the just-released Rod Machado’s Instrument Pilot’s Handbook. Written in the fun and accessible style that has made Machado a highly popular public speaker, the words are complemented by more than 1,400 pictures and illustrations that are virtually a book in themselves. Along the way, readers find not only all the information they need to answer questions on the FAA’s instrument pilot written exam, but an in-depth explanation of why the answers are what they are.

This valuable one-stop handbook contains the information necessary to:

  • Fly instruments as a knowledgeable and competent pilot.
  • Prepare for the FAA instrument pilot knowledge exam.
  • Prepare for the instrument pilot practical oral exam.
  • Refresh for your instrument proficiency check.
  • Remain an up-to-date confident instrument pilot.

As a comprehensive information source book, these pages include:

  1. Simplification of the FAA’s instrument scan concepts/procedures and a cockpit-practical, step-by-step instrument scan technique.
  2. The latest information on aviation decision making for instrument pilots.
  3. Detailed understanding of analog and glass (PFD) flight instruments.
  4. Step-by-step procedures for planning an IFR cross-country flight.
  5. Easy to apply navigation methods for VOR, GPS and ADF.
  6. Clear, down-to-earth explanations of pertinent FARs, including instrument currency, lost comm, alternate requirements, etc.
  7. Step-by-step explanation of how instrument approach charts are constructed, including MDAs, DAs, procedure turns, etc.
  8. Practical understanding of the IFR system, GPS procedures, icing and thunderstorm avoidance, NEXRAD, radar, and more.

624 pages, color.
2nd Edition, Published January 2010. Updated December 2016

 

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  • Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook

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Corny and well-written

  • By Mark from Missoula MT USA on Friday, December 02, 2016
  • Pros:
  • Review: Comprehensive, much easier to follow than the competition. Corny joke every other paragraph but breaks up the monotony. Learning IFR and have used Jeppesen. Cant say content is different but easier to learn for me.

Light hearted seriousness

  • By Peter from Rindge NH USA on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
  • Pros: Easy to read and understand with anecdotal stories and illustrations
  • Review: Used Mr. Machado's book for my private license, this one much of the same style and very readable. With some repetition from the first book, this one continues on with the more advanced subject matter, again well presented. It makes a difficult subject somewhat more easily learned.

  • By Daniel from Marina, CA on Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • Pros:
  • Review: Excellent publication, with the typical Rad Machado humor. An easy ( lengthy read)

Primary knowledge tool

  • By Neil from Marietta GA USA on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  • Pros:
  • Review: Great book and makes it easy to learn and retain the concepts. Written very well with some humor to keep it from being really dry. Keeps it fun.

Excellent explanations w/examples and for referral

  • By Billy Carnley from Bentonville, AR on Saturday, June 07, 2014
  • Pros: Approach to explaining techniques, concepts, etc.
  • Review: I have Rod VFR private pilot handbook and expected his IFR to be an excellent book too and it is. He explains IFR regulations, instruments, techniques, etc in a way where you understand what normally is dry and hard to understand technique or concept. His experience as a flight instructor definitely benefits his his approach writing aviation handbooks- he writes like he talking to you.

    I have the FAA IFR and other manuals and a part 141 "student kit" that describes IFR techniques and requirements but not always in a way that I understand. This is when I refer to Rod's IFR handbook to really understand the what other "drier" manuals attempt to explain.

Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook

  • By Daniel from Marina CA USA on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Pros: Easy to read, lots of pictures and graphs.
  • Review: Covers everything you need for the instrument rating plus more.

learning with out trying

  • By Thomas from Loudon TN USA on Monday, July 08, 2013
  • Pros:
  • Review: Better than I thought it would be.

Corny and well-written

  • By Mark from Missoula MT USA on Friday, December 02, 2016
  • Review: Comprehensive, much easier to follow than the competition. Corny joke every other paragraph but breaks up the monotony. Learning IFR and have used Jeppesen. Cant say content is different but easier to learn for me.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Light hearted seriousness

  • By Peter from Rindge NH USA on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
  • Pros: Easy to read and understand with anecdotal stories and illustrations
  • Cons: Soft cover would cost less
  • Review: Used Mr. Machado's book for my private license, this one much of the same style and very readable. With some repetition from the first book, this one continues on with the more advanced subject matter, again well presented. It makes a difficult subject somewhat more easily learned.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By Daniel from Marina, CA on Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • Review: Excellent publication, with the typical Rad Machado humor. An easy ( lengthy read)
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Primary knowledge tool

  • By Neil from Marietta GA USA on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  • Review: Great book and makes it easy to learn and retain the concepts. Written very well with some humor to keep it from being really dry. Keeps it fun.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Excellent explanations w/examples and for referral

  • By Billy Carnley from Bentonville, AR on Saturday, June 07, 2014
  • Pros: Approach to explaining techniques, concepts, etc.
  • Cons: The "jokes" are a bit much at times and take away from what he's explaining.
  • Review: I have Rod VFR private pilot handbook and expected his IFR to be an excellent book too and it is. He explains IFR regulations, instruments, techniques, etc in a way where you understand what normally is dry and hard to understand technique or concept. His experience as a flight instructor definitely benefits his his approach writing aviation handbooks- he writes like he talking to you.

    I have the FAA IFR and other manuals and a part 141 "student kit" that describes IFR techniques and requirements but not always in a way that I understand. This is when I refer to Rod's IFR handbook to really understand the what other "drier" manuals attempt to explain.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook

  • By Daniel from Marina CA USA on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Pros: Easy to read, lots of pictures and graphs.
  • Cons: None.
  • Review: Covers everything you need for the instrument rating plus more.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

learning with out trying

  • By Thomas from Loudon TN USA on Monday, July 08, 2013
  • Review: Better than I thought it would be.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

2 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Previously Asked Questions

  • Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Q: Is the book a paperback or hardcover?

    A: This is a hardcover book.

  • Monday, March 23, 2009

    Q: Is this the 2nd edition or 1st edition?

    A: There has only been one edition of this book published.  It was first published in September 2007.  Are you perhaps thinking of Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook or Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Survival Manual?  Both of these are the 2nd Edition.

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