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Rod Machado does it again with the "How to Fly an Airplane Handbook".  A complete learn to fly handbook by one aviation's most knowledgeable and experienced flight instructions.

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

  • Learn the basic fundamentals of flying any airplane.
  • Make flight training easier, less expensive and more enjoyable.
  • Master all the private and commercial checkride maneuvers.
  • Learn the “stick and rudder” philosophy of flying an airplane.
  • Prevent an airplane from accidentally stalling and spinning.
  • Allow you to learn to land an airplane quickly and enjoyably.
  • Make you a better instructor by providing unique teaching strategies and explanations for student training.

As a comprehensive information source book, these How to Fly an Airplane Handbook pages include:

  • Practical flying skills that rely on sights, sounds and tactile sensations.
  • The theory and practice of attitude flying for pilots of all levels.
  • Multiple strategies for evaluating when to round out and flare for landing.
  • Multiple methods for controlling the airplane’s glidepath and airspeed.
  • Strategies for evaluating the desired landing spot and glidepath angle.
  • Techniques for understanding and flying ground reference maneuvers.
  • Landing corrections for bounces, floating, porpoising and ballooning.
  • Advice, wisdom and insights based on practical flying experience.
  • Complex airplane operations, night flying, traffic pattern operations, slow flight, stall/spin recognition and recovery, and much more.

As available as an audiobook; Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane MP3 Audiobook.

510 pages, color, softbound
Published April 2014
by Rod Machado
 

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Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook Overview:

Rod Machado does it again with the "How to Fly an Airplane Handbook".  A complete learn to fly handbook by one aviation's most knowledgeable and experienced flight instructions.

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

  • Learn the basic fundamentals of flying any airplane.
  • Make flight training easier, less expensive and more enjoyable.
  • Master all the private and commercial checkride maneuvers.
  • Learn the “stick and rudder” philosophy of flying an airplane.
  • Prevent an airplane from accidentally stalling and spinning.
  • Allow you to learn to land an airplane quickly and enjoyably.
  • Make you a better instructor by providing unique teaching strategies and explanations for student training.

As a comprehensive information source book, these How to Fly an Airplane Handbook pages include:

  • Practical flying skills that rely on sights, sounds and tactile sensations.
  • The theory and practice of attitude flying for pilots of all levels.
  • Multiple strategies for evaluating when to round out and flare for landing.
  • Multiple methods for controlling the airplane’s glidepath and airspeed.
  • Strategies for evaluating the desired landing spot and glidepath angle.
  • Techniques for understanding and flying ground reference maneuvers.
  • Landing corrections for bounces, floating, porpoising and ballooning.
  • Advice, wisdom and insights based on practical flying experience.
  • Complex airplane operations, night flying, traffic pattern operations, slow flight, stall/spin recognition and recovery, and much more.

As available as an audiobook; Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane MP3 Audiobook.

510 pages, color, softbound
Published April 2014
by Rod Machado
 

 

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Fantastic

  • By norm from Lawrence KS USA on Friday, February 05, 2016
  • Pros: Very nicely illustrated
  • Review: A great informative and concise book on flying. I bought this as a give for my grandson and will soon be ordering one for myself, a 'rusty' pilot who wants to start flying again.

Very useful Product (Book)

  • By Keith from Canton MI USA on Wednesday, November 04, 2015
  • Pros: Down to Earch training and Common Sense and Pratical
  • Review: This was a wise purchase. It is a down to earth type of educationing a flying student. As I said in the prior sentence that this book is a down to earth education on actual flight in the cockpit. Also, it is full of useful common sense tools for flight instruction that is very useful for a student. I wished I had purchased it sooner. Thank You Rod.

I LOVE this book!

  • By Karen from Phoenix AZ USA on Friday, March 06, 2015
  • Pros: VERY clear explanations of both how and why.
  • Review: I've been slowly working toward my private pilot's license for 2 1/2 years, and every day I read something in this book that I "sort of ran across" in my training, but I never quite got. The explanations in this book are perfectly clear, as far as what's going on with the airplane, and why.

Great Review Book

  • By Sandy from Placerville CO USA on Wednesday, March 04, 2015
  • Pros: Clear, concise, simplified explanations
  • Review: Rod Machado has a knack for making clear otherwise complex descriptions of aeronautic maneuvers. His illustrations are helpful and add to clarity and simplification of explanations. Machado's well known humor adds to readability. I ordered the book so I could have ready reference anytime I wanted.

An outstanding resource

  • By Brian from Anaheim CA USA on Wednesday, March 04, 2015
  • Pros: Very clear explanations of both flight theory and piloting techniques, very good illustrations
  • Review: This is a very good book and has certainly helped me build my flying skills. So far it has been especially helpful in the areas of flying the pattern, approaches, and landing techniques. I have a much better understanding of the approach, round-out, flare, and touchdown now. The book has helped me get the most out of my flight hours practicing in the pattern. Recommend getting the audio version as a companion to the book.

Great Instructional Book and Fun to Read

  • By A Customer from Asheville NC USA on Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Pros: Very detailed but explains things well.
  • Review: A great book for a student pilot all the way thru a CFI trying to learn some new tips and instruction techniques. The pictures and drawings are very good and helpful. Any pilot would benefit from reading this book and it is a fun read as well.

Good supplement to actual flight training

  • By Harry from Chapel Hill NC USA on Monday, January 12, 2015
  • Pros: Generous use of graphics and visuals help to reinforce concepts
  • Review: I have been taking lessons for a year off and on, and this book has been a great help in providing flight prep study material, as well as for prompting questions that I can discuss with my instructor. I have found that using the book both pre and post flight lesson is a wonderful way to provide repetition, and detail, to the learning process. It is written in a much more practical way than most ground school materials are written. Anyone in the process of learning to fly should get a copy as a textbook.

Fantastic

  • By norm from Lawrence KS USA on Friday, February 05, 2016
  • Pros: Very nicely illustrated
  • Cons: none
  • Review: A great informative and concise book on flying. I bought this as a give for my grandson and will soon be ordering one for myself, a 'rusty' pilot who wants to start flying again.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

Very useful Product (Book)

  • By Keith from Canton MI USA on Wednesday, November 04, 2015
  • Pros: Down to Earch training and Common Sense and Pratical
  • Cons: I could find any cons but I've been flying a while and have over 150 flight hours
  • Review: This was a wise purchase. It is a down to earth type of educationing a flying student. As I said in the prior sentence that this book is a down to earth education on actual flight in the cockpit. Also, it is full of useful common sense tools for flight instruction that is very useful for a student. I wished I had purchased it sooner. Thank You Rod.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

I LOVE this book!

  • By Karen from Phoenix AZ USA on Friday, March 06, 2015
  • Pros: VERY clear explanations of both how and why.
  • Cons: that it didn't come out sooner
  • Review: I've been slowly working toward my private pilot's license for 2 1/2 years, and every day I read something in this book that I "sort of ran across" in my training, but I never quite got. The explanations in this book are perfectly clear, as far as what's going on with the airplane, and why.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

Great Review Book

  • By Sandy from Placerville CO USA on Wednesday, March 04, 2015
  • Pros: Clear, concise, simplified explanations
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Rod Machado has a knack for making clear otherwise complex descriptions of aeronautic maneuvers. His illustrations are helpful and add to clarity and simplification of explanations. Machado's well known humor adds to readability. I ordered the book so I could have ready reference anytime I wanted.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

An outstanding resource

  • By Brian from Anaheim CA USA on Wednesday, March 04, 2015
  • Pros: Very clear explanations of both flight theory and piloting techniques, very good illustrations
  • Cons: Sometimes the corny humor overloads the text and gets to be annoying
  • Review: This is a very good book and has certainly helped me build my flying skills. So far it has been especially helpful in the areas of flying the pattern, approaches, and landing techniques. I have a much better understanding of the approach, round-out, flare, and touchdown now. The book has helped me get the most out of my flight hours practicing in the pattern. Recommend getting the audio version as a companion to the book.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Great Instructional Book and Fun to Read

  • By A Customer from Asheville NC USA on Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Pros: Very detailed but explains things well.
  • Cons: Maybe a little expensive but you get what you pay for!
  • Review: A great book for a student pilot all the way thru a CFI trying to learn some new tips and instruction techniques. The pictures and drawings are very good and helpful. Any pilot would benefit from reading this book and it is a fun read as well.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Good supplement to actual flight training

  • By Harry from Chapel Hill NC USA on Monday, January 12, 2015
  • Pros: Generous use of graphics and visuals help to reinforce concepts
  • Cons: A bit too tongue in cheek at times
  • Review: I have been taking lessons for a year off and on, and this book has been a great help in providing flight prep study material, as well as for prompting questions that I can discuss with my instructor. I have found that using the book both pre and post flight lesson is a wonderful way to provide repetition, and detail, to the learning process. It is written in a much more practical way than most ground school materials are written. Anyone in the process of learning to fly should get a copy as a textbook.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

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