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 Flying is fun, and with Rod Machado’s Sport Pilot eHandbook, learning about flying is now fun, as...
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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
    Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook)

    Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook)

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  • Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course $ 29.95
    Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course

    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
    Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course

    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 $ 29.95
    The Art of the Instrument Scan-Interactive eLearning Course

    The Art of the Instrument Scan-Interactive eLearning Course

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    NEW! The Art of the Instrument Scan - $29.95 (2.3 Hrs.) - Introductory Special $24.95This Is an Interactive eLearning Course Do you have a plan for your instrument scan? I hope...
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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.) - Introductory Special $24.95This Is an Interactive eLearning Course Having trouble keeping those eyelids open when studying the federal aviation regulations?...
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  • Handling In-Flight Emergencies - Audio Course (MP3 Download) QUICK VIEW Handling In-Flight Emergencies - Audio Course (MP3 Download) $ 19.95
    Handling In-Flight Emergencies - Audio Course (MP3 Download)

    Handling In-Flight Emergencies - Audio Course (MP3 Download)

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  • Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors QUICK VIEW Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors $ 149.95
    Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors

    Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors

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    Images for Instructor to Teach Private Pilot Ground School Easy to use:Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Slides as 936 JPG picture files in chapter folders and inserted in PowerPoint 2000/2007 files....
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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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    Rod Machado's "Free" Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus

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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

  • 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

  • Risk Management? Really?

    Is the Emperor Naked? It Sure Looks That Way The illusion here is based on the FAA’s belief that student pilots can be taught risk management skills. Learning to manage risk, however, requires prerequisite knowledge that student pilots typically do... read more

  • Hot Props

    Crocodiles and Propellers - Not Much Difference Sometimes we need to be reminded just how dangerous a propeller can be.  The first video below shows a fellow pulling a propeller through to check for nicks when the engine started and... read more

  • Striving for Too Much, Too Soon - Fantasy Flight Training

    Early in the previous decade, the FAA began heavily promoting a flight training concept known as scenario-based training (SBT). SBT was billed as a highly structured script of real-world experiences to address aviation training objectives in an operational environment. Hailed... read more

  • Rod Machado's "FREE" Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus

    I'd like to offer you two different syllabi (FREE). The first is my Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus. This is intended for use by the flight instructor as well as the student. Both should have a copy for their own... read more

  • Flight Instructor Training Resources

    I'm often asked about resources for CFI applicants. Here are a few resources that you might find useful. When I discover more, I'll be happy to list them here.  Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook - A  must have book to help... read more

  • In Defense of Stick and Rudder Training

    It happened in the early 1990s. That was the time we saw the diminishing influence of WWII flight instructors (and their instructional progeny). Our pilots didn’t fly jets during that war. Instead, they flew airplanes that demanded exceptional stick and... read more

  • Bad Instructors: How They Behave and Why You Should Know

    I'm curious about your experience with bad flight instructors and hope you'll add to this blog with  your comments. Of course, most flight instructors do a fantastic job. I just can't say that LOUD enough: Most flight instructors do a fantastic... read more