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Flying is fun, and with Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook, learning about flying is now fun, as well.

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 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.

Just some of what you'll find inside:

  • 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 and 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.

Author: Rod Machado
Published: November 2017
657 pages, softcover
ISBN 9780985932893
 

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Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook Overview:

Flying is fun, and with Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook, learning about flying is now fun, as well.

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 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.

Just some of what you'll find inside:

  • 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 and 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.

Author: Rod Machado
Published: November 2017
657 pages, softcover
ISBN 9780985932893
 

 

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Book is very well written and easy to follow

  • By Jeff A. from Wyoming PA USA on Friday, December 02, 2016
  • Pros: Clearly written in a manner that makes the topics fun to read. The chapters on each topic are not so large that it overwhelms the reader with information...just enough to explain each topic.
  • Review: I already have my private pilot rating and was looking for a book that summarizes the flight topics in an organized structure. The book uses a cartoon style presentation with pictures that clearly presents the information in a way that makes all the topics fun to read and understand. Now that I have this book, I may get the CD to use in the car on my daily commute. For the price of this book, well worth it. I've been out of flying for a number of years now and this book is a quick read to bring me back up to speed again. Enjoy the book!

Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook, 2nd Edition

  • By danger from Los Angeles CA USA on Thursday, November 03, 2016
  • Pros: easy to understand, humor, not a dry FAA book
  • Review: This is a great book. Made learning about flying easy. Highly recommended.

  • By carole from Scottsdale AZ USA on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
  • Pros:
  • Review: The book was a gift to an aspiring pilot.

I'm Learning a Lot

  • By Duane from Sault Sainte Marie MI USA on Wednesday, July 01, 2015
  • Pros: Great for a Student Pilot to help with Ground School.
  • Review: I am using this book to supplement my computer based ground school. I'm finding that I am retaining more of what I learn much easier than I did before. Rod's humor may be a bit cornball at times, but I find it helps greatly to make the subjects he is covering easier to remember.

Silly and annoying.

  • By A Customer from Kelseyville CA USA on Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Pros: The cover was pretty.
  • Review: Hated it. It was painful trying to sift through and keep the jokes and useful data separate. I ended up trying to read with a black sharpie in hand, crossing out the dribble. After two chapters of this, I had marked out a clear third of the text. Don't waste your time. I felt like I was being held hostage by a frustrated (and not funny) stand up wannabe/infomercial host.

Great book

  • By shawn from Cortez CO USA on Monday, January 19, 2015
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  • Review: I started flight training with this book. Very good place to start.

Too Many Annoying Jokes - A Silly Book

  • By R. Lambert from Kelseyville, Ca. on Sunday, December 28, 2014
  • Pros: Beautiful Illustrations
  • Review: I simply hated this book. Where I expected a professional but human approach to teaching the subject, what I found was piles and piles of senseless and unnecessary jokes that derailed my thought process while I tried to focus. Perhaps the real information is there, and I tried. I went so far as to take a Sharpie and "line out" all of the paragraphs of silliness and dribble. I lined out a full third of the text. This might be a good book for people who love watching Oprah, but for a serious student, I would advise looking elsewhere for a more professional and intelligent approach.

Book is very well written and easy to follow

  • By Jeff A. from Wyoming PA USA on Friday, December 02, 2016
  • Pros: Clearly written in a manner that makes the topics fun to read. The chapters on each topic are not so large that it overwhelms the reader with information...just enough to explain each topic.
  • Cons: Honestly don't have any negative comments about the book. It explains the flight topics clearly and I enjoy reading it.
  • Review: I already have my private pilot rating and was looking for a book that summarizes the flight topics in an organized structure. The book uses a cartoon style presentation with pictures that clearly presents the information in a way that makes all the topics fun to read and understand. Now that I have this book, I may get the CD to use in the car on my daily commute. For the price of this book, well worth it. I've been out of flying for a number of years now and this book is a quick read to bring me back up to speed again. Enjoy the book!
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook, 2nd Edition

  • By danger from Los Angeles CA USA on Thursday, November 03, 2016
  • Pros: easy to understand, humor, not a dry FAA book
  • Cons: none
  • Review: This is a great book. Made learning about flying easy. Highly recommended.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 4 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By carole from Scottsdale AZ USA on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
  • Review: The book was a gift to an aspiring pilot.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

I'm Learning a Lot

  • By Duane from Sault Sainte Marie MI USA on Wednesday, July 01, 2015
  • Pros: Great for a Student Pilot to help with Ground School.
  • Cons: You may not like his style of humor.
  • Review: I am using this book to supplement my computer based ground school. I'm finding that I am retaining more of what I learn much easier than I did before. Rod's humor may be a bit cornball at times, but I find it helps greatly to make the subjects he is covering easier to remember.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Silly and annoying.

  • By A Customer from Kelseyville CA USA on Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Pros: The cover was pretty.
  • Cons: Just too frustrating. I wanted to learn about flying.
  • Review: Hated it. It was painful trying to sift through and keep the jokes and useful data separate. I ended up trying to read with a black sharpie in hand, crossing out the dribble. After two chapters of this, I had marked out a clear third of the text. Don't waste your time. I felt like I was being held hostage by a frustrated (and not funny) stand up wannabe/infomercial host.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 4 Other people found this review helpful.

Great book

  • By shawn from Cortez CO USA on Monday, January 19, 2015
  • Review: I started flight training with this book. Very good place to start.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Too Many Annoying Jokes - A Silly Book

  • By R. Lambert from Kelseyville, Ca. on Sunday, December 28, 2014
  • Pros: Beautiful Illustrations
  • Cons: Absoluteley silly text.
  • Review: I simply hated this book. Where I expected a professional but human approach to teaching the subject, what I found was piles and piles of senseless and unnecessary jokes that derailed my thought process while I tried to focus. Perhaps the real information is there, and I tried. I went so far as to take a Sharpie and "line out" all of the paragraphs of silliness and dribble. I lined out a full third of the text. This might be a good book for people who love watching Oprah, but for a serious student, I would advise looking elsewhere for a more professional and intelligent approach.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

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