Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Paperback)

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Written by a veteran ground and flight instructor, this book is presented in a warm, conversational manner and spiced with humor. As a flight instructor since 1973, Rod Machado’s tried, tested and proven methods of aviation instruction have achieved exceptional results with thousands of students. His fresh approach to instructing has made him a popular national speaker and educator. Rod has the unique ability to simplify the difficult, and his humor helps you remember the lesson.



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Written by a veteran ground and flight instructor, this book is presented in a warm, conversational manner and spiced with humor. As a flight instructor since 1973, Rod Machado’s tried, tested and proven methods of aviation instruction have achieved exceptional results with thousands of students. His fresh approach to instructing has made him a popular national speaker and educator. Rod has the unique ability to simplify the difficult, and his humor helps you remember the lesson.

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 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.

Approx. 500 pages. Paperback.
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