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Rod Machado

Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook – Third Edition

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

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.

This 657 page, one-stop handbook contains:

✈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.

✈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.

✈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.