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.

  • Please consider joining my CFI Affiliate Program. I pay a 25% commission on every product your student purchases via your personal link to my site. I regularly pay out thousands of dollars each month to CFIs and I'd love to do the same with you. Sign up here.
  • Take a look at my FREE CFI Teaching tools selection here. You can download these automations to your tablet or iPad and use on the fly with your students.
  • Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Book or eBook) QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Book or eBook) from $ 49.95
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    Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (Book or eBook)

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    Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook – Third Edition, 656 full-color pages, soft cover. Updated to 2021. All Products Meet New Test Standards! Click video icon to left to learn how to access your...
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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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    Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook)

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    *Rod Machado’s How to Fly an Airplane Handbook - 510 full-color pages. *All Products Meet New Test Standards! Updated to 2021.*All eBooks are viewable on any device that reads PDFs.*Your eBooks are...
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  • Rod Machado's 40-hour Private Pilot eLearning Ground School QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's 40-hour Private Pilot eLearning Ground School $ 279.00
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    Rod Machado's 40-hour Private Pilot eLearning Ground School

    $ 279.00

    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS 2021 standards Course prepares you for the FAA Knowledge Exam and more. Lifetime access. This course is always current. Graduation...
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  • Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course $ 24.95
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    Basic Aerodynamics - Interactive eLearning Course

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    Basic Aerodynamics - The Wing is the Thing  - $24.95 (3 Hrs.) THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this...
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  • Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course $ 24.95
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    Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course

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    Basic Cross Country Navigation for Beginners  - $24.95 (2.6 Hrs.) THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is always current...
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  • Understanding Airspace - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Understanding Airspace - Interactive eLearning Course $ 29.95
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    Understanding Airspace - Interactive eLearning Course

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    Understanding Airspace for All Pilots- $29.95 (3 Hrs., 05 Min) THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is...
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  • Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course $ 34.95
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    Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course

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    NEW! Radar Imagery Explained - $34.95 (2.5 Hrs.)This Is an Interactive eLearning Program - Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is always current and updated frequently. THIS IS AN...
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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
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    The Art of the Instrument Scan-Interactive eLearning Course

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    The Art of the Instrument Scan - $29.95 (2.3 Hrs.) THIS IS AN ONLINE eLEARNING COURSEAll products meet new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this...
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  • Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots - Interactive eLearning Course $ 29.95
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    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 ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is...
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  • Handling In-Flight Emergencies eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Handling In-Flight Emergencies eLearning Course $ 79.00
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    Handling In-Flight Emergencies eLearning Course

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    NEW! Six Hour Interactive Course on Handling In-flight Emergencies, Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is always current and updated frequently. THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all...
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  • Understanding Weather - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Understanding Weather - Interactive eLearning Course $ 79.00
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    Understanding Weather - Interactive eLearning Course

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    NEW! Understanding Weather, An Interactive eLearning Program - (5.5 Hrs.)THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is always...
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  • Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors: Download ONLY QUICK VIEW Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors: Download ONLY $ 39.95
    Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors: Download ONLY

    Unique Private Pilot Ground School Images for Flight Instructors: Download ONLY

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    Digital Images for Instructors to Teach Private Pilot Ground School - Price: $39.95 (Download Only. We no longer sell these files on a CD.)Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021 Easy to use:Rod Machado’s...
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  • Rod Machado's FREE Flight Training Syllabus QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's FREE Flight Training Syllabus $ 0.00
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    Rod Machado's FREE Flight Training Syllabus

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    Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus for Instructors and Students Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021 I'd like to offer you my FREE Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus. It is completely FREE (so is the...
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  • Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures QUICK VIEW Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures $ 79.00
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    Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures

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    "Things Your Instructor Never Told You About IFR Charts and Procedures"8-Hours of Interactive eLearning - Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE. You have lifetime access and this course...
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  • Rod Machado's FREE Ground School Training Syllabus QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's FREE Ground School Training Syllabus $ 0.00
    Rod Machado's FREE Ground School Training Syllabus

    Rod Machado's FREE Ground School Training Syllabus

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    Private Pilot Ground School Syllabus for Instructors and Students Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021 I'd like to offer you my FREE Private Pilot Ground School Syllabus. It is completely FREE (so is the Flight Training...
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  • The Art of Takeoffs and Landings eCourse QUICK VIEW The Art of Takeoffs and Landings eCourse $ 79.00
    The Art of Takeoffs and Landings eCourse

    The Art of Takeoffs and Landings eCourse

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    NEW! The Art of Takeoffs and Landing - $79.00 (7+ Hrs.)THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is always...
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Latest Posts

  • Why We Fly?

      By Rod Machado Pop psychologist Leo Buscaglia once said, “When you learn something new, you become something new.” This is a vivid description of the benefits of learning to fly. Students, in the throes of flight training, are constantly... read more

  • Airport Holding Markings: You Can Fool Some of the People...

    By Rod Machado Here's the scenario: From your present position shown in the graphic above ATC says, "....taxi to Runway 19R via taxiway Whiskey, hold short of Runway 19R at Whiskey Eight." (The beginning of Runway 19R is located at... read more

  • GONE: Slow Flight at Minimum Controllable Airspeed

    In its 1965 Flight Training Handbook, the FAA dedicated over two pages of text to explain the concept of flight at minimum controllable airspeed (MCA). Today, the most recent edition of the FAA’s How to Fly an Airplane Handbook offers... read more

  • How to Be a Good Student

    By Rod Machado Every student wants a good instructor. That’s given. What’s often not understood by these same students is that good instructors also want good students. The problem is that no one teaches students how to be good students. Sorry, but... read more

  • How to Sabotage Your Flight Training

    By Rod Machado Are you interested in sabotaging your flight training experience? OK, then let me help. Here’s how to do it. Before you begin your flight training, demand to fly with as many different instructors at the flight school... read more

  • What General Grant Can Teach Pilots About Anxiety

    By Rod Machado When Bob stepped into his Cessna 172 on a recent Sunday morning, he had no idea how difficult it would be to apply power for takeoff. No, his airplane was fine. His anxiety level wasn’t. He sat... read more

  • May the G-force Not be With You

    By Rod Machado This is a actual letter I received from a student pilot along with my reply. Dear Mr. Machado: I don't know what to do. I'm a student pilot whose instructor insists that the turbulence we feel during... read more

  • It's Time to Speak Up

       “Hey Rod, tomorrow I’m taking my little airplane out to see what it can do. I’ll see ya later.”   Those were the last words I ever heard my best friend speak. I never saw him again. The next day,... read more

  • The Forgotten Mechanic

    The Forgotten Mechanic Here’s today’s riddle: Name something that all pilots need and use all the time, often don’t know by name, and depend on completely for the safety of every flight. The answer isn’t obvious, and neither is this... read more

  • Weber's Law

    By Rod Machado If you closed your eyes, held out a cup, and asked someone to gently pour water in it, how much liquid would need to be added before you noticed a change in weight? One drop? Probably not.... read more

  • It’s a Long Way Down, Isn’t It?

    Psst! Psst! Come here. Come a little bit closer. I’ve got something I want to ask you, and I don’t want anyone else to hear. Are you afraid of heights? It’s probably embarrassing to admit it, but if you’re like... read more

  • A Foot in the Mind

    By Rod Machado Psychologist Robert Ornstein, in his book Evolution of Consciousness: Origins of the Way We Think, talks about a person he knew as Jim. Jim’s reputation was based on his ability to get others to do things for... read more