Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook (Hardback)

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Second Edition

Long known for his unique ability to transform difficult concepts into simple yet complete explanations, Machado takes both new and experienced IFR pilots on a guided tour of instrument flying. Learn the basics of aircraft instrumentation as well as the complexities of all types of approaches. Hardcover.

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Second Edition

Long known for his unique ability to transform difficult concepts into simple yet complete explanations, Machado takes both new and experienced IFR pilots on a guided tour of instrument flying. Learn the basics of aircraft instrumentation as well as the complexities of all types of approaches. Hardcover.

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Excellent textbook
I used this book to supplement ground school, including the King Course for instrument training. It offers substantially more information than the courses with very useful graphics and readable text. The index is very concise and many items I've tried to find are not indexed so one must look through related parts of the text to find many of these things. It should definitely be in the library of any instrument student or rated pilot.
December 23, 2018
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Could use a little less of Rod's Shtick. The information is hidden sometimes by the forced jokes.
August 13, 2017
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over 2 years ago
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Pros: Packed with information. Lots of tips. Clearly presented. Lots of drawings and diagrams. Cons: Pretty corny humor, but it does keep the text from being too dry. The laminate on the cover started peeling off almost immediately. Lots of typos and grammar errors.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Excellent content Cons: Wading through the lame humor slows down the reading
December 31, 2014
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Pros: fairly good explanation and examples Cons: a little too much Machadohumor. good
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Very much more easy to read than that Jeppesen manual. Seems to be well rounded in the way that its written, so it gives you a review of stuff you learned as a student (i.e. instruments, and how each works). Otherwise, fun to read, and wont put you to sleep. I like how Rod applies most every concept to the real world by telling a personal story. Cons: None that I have seen so far :) I love to read this when I have free time, it kind of sucks you in when you start reading it. Normally, I cant really read textbooks page for page, but this book makes you want to read nearly every page. Sure, the Jeppesen may have the straight facts, but Machado puts things in a real world perspective (with some lame jokes here and there) so any pilot can understand.
December 31, 2014
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Pros: Excellent writing style supplemented by copious first class illustrations. Cons: None that I can see. Rod sometimes over-reaches for the humor opportunities.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: I would highly recommend this book to anyone working on his or her instrument rating. I bought this book after I used Machado's Private Pilot Handbook when I was working on my private pilot certificate. The concepts are very well laid out and explained - this is a reference book that you will keep coming back to, not just one that you use to pass the FAA knowledge test. Cons: The jokes can be pretty corny.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Lots of good experienced instruction. Cons: A littel pricey.
December 31, 2014
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This book relates required knowledge items in easy to understand and remember (most important) terms. So easy, that I get most of the items first time!
September 12, 2013
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