Flight Instructor

Flight Instructor Would you like to be the best instructor you can be? Then let me help. My Private Pilot Handbook provides an excellent resource for helping you understand how to present information to your student (it's also great for your CFI checkride prep, too). My How to Fly an Airplane Manual does the same. It's also the perfect book to give to your students before they begin flight training. Its chapters are organized in the order that you typically teach basic flight maneuvers. Assign chapter one, two, three and so on prior to each less and (if the student does the homework) he or she will show up prepared, making your job a lot easier.

Speaking of making your job easier, you definitely want to have your students purchase my Interactive eLearning courses for their own use. Imagine assigning my interactive Cross Country Flight Planning course to your students and having them show up for a lesson with a completed flight log in hand for their first dual cross country flight. That's what these courses can do for you. Finally, if you're interested in teaching ground school, consider purchasing my ground school slides, too. There are over 600 of them that can be used during ground school PowerPoint presentations.
  • Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Book or eBook) QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Book or eBook) from $ 49.95
    Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Book or eBook)

    Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Book or eBook)

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  • Rod Machado's Sport Pilot Handbook (eBook only) QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's Sport Pilot Handbook (eBook only) $ 44.95
    Rod Machado's Sport Pilot Handbook (eBook only)

    Rod Machado's Sport Pilot Handbook (eBook only)

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    Rod Machado’s Sport Pilot "Airplane" eHandbook – First Edition, 582 full color pages Meets New Test Standards!Flying is fun, and with Rod Machado’s Sport Pilot eHandbook, learning about flying is...
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  • Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook) QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook) from $ 44.95
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  • Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course $ 29.95
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    Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course

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    Basic Aerodynamics - The Wing is the Thing  - $29.95 (3 Hrs.) All Products Meet New Test Standards!This is a basic course in aerodynamics that incorporates Rod Machado's Laugh and Learn teaching...
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  • Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course $ 29.95
    Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course

    Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course

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    Basic Cross Country Navigation for Beginners  - $29.95 (2.6 Hrs.) All Products Meet New Test Standards!   If you are a student pilot who would like to learn the essentials of basic cross country...
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  • Understanding Airspace - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Understanding Airspace - Interactive eLearning Course $ 29.95
    Understanding Airspace - Interactive eLearning Course

    Understanding Airspace - Interactive eLearning Course

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    Understanding Airspace for All Pilots- $29.95 (3 Hrs., 05 Min) Rod Machado's course on Understanding Airspace for all Pilots is a fun filled course that helps all pilots better understand our...
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  • Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course $ 49.95
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    Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course

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    NEW! Radar Imagery Explained - $49.95 (2.5 Hrs.)This Is an Interactive eLearning Program Welcome to this interactive eLearning course on understanding the uplinked cockpit radar imagery you receive on your moving map...
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  • The Art of the Instrument Scan-Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW The Art of the Instrument Scan-Interactive eLearning Course $ 49.95 $ 29.95 SALE
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    NEW! The Art of the Instrument Scan - Reg: $49.95, Course Special $29.95 (2.3 Hrs.) This Is an Interactive eLearning Course Do you have a plan for your instrument scan? I...
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  • Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots - Interactive eLearning Course $ 29.95
    Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots - Interactive eLearning Course

    Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots - Interactive eLearning Course

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    NEW! Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots - $29.95 (4.0 Hrs.)This Is an Interactive eLearning Course Having trouble keeping those eyelids open when studying the federal aviation regulations? Do the subject titles...
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  • Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors QUICK VIEW Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors $ 39.95
    Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors

    Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors

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    Digital Images for Instructors to Teach Private Pilot Ground School - Price: $39.95 Easy to use:Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Slides as 936 JPG picture files in chapter folders and inserted in...
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  • Rod Machado's "Free" Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's "Free" Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus $ 0.00
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    Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus for Instructors and Students I'd like to offer you my FREE nine-week Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus. It's completely FREE. Simply add the PDF eBook to your cart, fill...
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  • Rod Machado's (Free) Nine-Week Private Pilot Ground School Syllabus for CFIs/BGIs QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's (Free) Nine-Week Private Pilot Ground School Syllabus for CFIs/BGIs $ 0.00
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    I'd like to offer my FREE nine-week Private Pilot Ground School Syllabus to any flight or ground instructor who is interested in teaching such a class. It's completely FREE. Simply add the PDF eBook...
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Latest Posts

  • The FAA's New "Not-So-Slow" Slow Flight Procedure

    As most flight instructors know the FAA recently changed the requirements for slow flight in the private pilot ACS. Slow flight must now be accomplished at a speed higher than MCA or Minimum Controllable Airspeed (a speed at which the stall... read more

  • Your Airline Career

    By Rod Machado  Now that you've acquired all the necessary flight instructor ratings, you're ready to think about becoming qualified for that airline job. Normally, you should think about getting hired with a regional airline first. This allows you to... read more

  • Obtaining Your Advanced Pilot Ratings

     By Rod Machado     Once you've acquired the private pilot certificate, you're ready to fly, have fun and, perhaps, pursue that airline career. If so, here's what you should think about doing.   First, you'll need to obtain the following certificates... read more

  • How to Become a Private Pilot

    By Rod Machado What Does it Take? What does it take for you to become a private pilot? If you’re like most people, once you get the thought of flying airplanes in your noggin, it continues to play like a musical... read more

  • NINE FIRST STEPS TO BECOMING A PILOT

    By Rod Machado    Here is the sequence of steps you should consider in pursuing your private pilot license (it's technically called a "certificate" but we'll call it a license). As you'll see, the most important steps listed below deal... read more

  • Young People and Career Choices

    By Rod Machado I remember a time when an airplane would fly over our house during dinner and I’d run outside shirtless—in my tiny pants and bare feet—and then point skyward and yell, “Airpwane! Airpwane! Airpwane!” I remember that because... read more

  • The FORBIDDEN Question

    By Rod Machado During my high school years, it was known as the forbidden dance—the Lambada. Do it on the dance floor in front of the principal and you’d be “dancing with the scars” resulting from that encounter. Some things... read more

  • Rod's Letter to the FAA and ACS Committee Members

    Yes, really! The Private Pilot ACS adds 363 Risk Management items to the PPL practical exam testing requirements. Students are responsible for knowing the answers to each and every one of these items, all of which require highly subjective answers (according... read more

  • Minimum Cost Private Pilot Certificate

    Greetings Folks:Below is a recent letter from a young man named Joel Thomas. Joel earned his pilot certificate at a very low cost using many of the recommendations I've made over the years. Yes, it's entirely possible to earn a... read more

  • Why Vx and Vy Change With Altitude

    Recently, someone asked about why Vx and Vy change with altitude. This isn't necessarily an easy thing to understand since it involves several variables. So here's a modified "quick" version of the explanation on this topic that is covered in... read more

  • How to Flare Any Airplane Any Time and Anywhere

    Princess Buttercup and I were walking on the Redondo Beach pier last month and unknowingly stumbled onto the “live” movie set of Big Momma 2. As I passed one of the props, an ice cream kiosk, I stopped to buy... read more

  • The Airman Certification Standards

    As most readers of my blog know, I'm not a fan of the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for many reasons, not the least of which I originally posted with the FAA in 2013 (click here to read that response). Apparently, the... read more