Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating If you are interested in acquiring your instrument rating, then these are the products for you. At a minimum you'll need Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook. This book will prepare you for the FAA Instrument Pilot Knowledge Exam as well as the oral portion of your flight exam. It's a one-stop book that contains everything you need to become a well rounded instrument pilot. Of course, if you'd like to take your training beyond the basics, then consider purchasing Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Survival Manual. This is an advanced instrument text that's not intended for knowledge exam prep. Instead, it's intended to provide you with the practical knowledge you'll need to handle the challenges of instrument flight. The chapter on interpreting your NEXRAD presentation is worth its weight in slow running Hobbs meters, too!

If you're interested in preparing for your IPC, please see our IPC collection under "Catalog" on the main menu.
  • Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook (Book or eBook) QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook (Book or eBook) from $ 49.95
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    Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook (Book or eBook)

    $ 49.95

    Rod Machado’s Instrument Pilot’s Handbook (Book or eBook) *Second Edition (Soft Cover), 656 full color pages, $74.95 *Updated to 2020 - All Products Meet New Test Standards!*All eBooks are viewable on any device that reads...
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  • Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Audiobook (MP3 Files) QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Audiobook (MP3 Files) $ 99.00 $ 74.95 SALE
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    Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Audiobook (MP3 Files)

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    Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Audiobook (MP3 Files) 33.5 Hrs. Narration by Rod Machado, All Products Meet New Test Standards! Copyright 2020/Updated to 2020 Click video icon to left to learn how to access your...
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  • Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's "e"Survival Manual (PDF eBook) QUICK VIEW Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's "e"Survival Manual (PDF eBook) $ 29.95
    Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's "e"Survival Manual (PDF eBook)

    Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's "e"Survival Manual (PDF eBook)

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    Rod Machado’s Instrument Pilot’s eSurvival Manual (ebook ONLY!)*Fourth Edition, 531 full-color pages, Copyright 2020/Updated to 2020 *All eBooks are viewable on any device that reads PDFs.*Your eBooks are yours forever. Keep the...
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  • Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Radar Imagery Explained-Interactive eLearning Course $ 49.95 $ 34.95 SALE
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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 - Copyright 2020/Updated to 2020 CLICK Video Icon to the left (or tab above) to learn how to access...
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  • Ultimate Digital IFR Collection by Rod Machado QUICK VIEW Ultimate Digital IFR Collection by Rod Machado $ 357.80 $ 189.95 SALE
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    Ultimate Digital IFR Collection by Rod Machado

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    Rod Machado's Complete Digital IFR Collection - 46% off the regular price!All Products Meet New Test Standards! Copyright 2020/Updated to 2020Printing is available with eBooks. Immediate access/download of products.These products...
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  • Handling In-Flight Emergencies eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Handling In-Flight Emergencies eLearning Course $ 99.00 $ 79.00 SALE
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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 2020 CLICK Video Icon to the left (or tab above) to learn how to access your eLearning course. These...
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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 - Reg: $49.95, Course Special $29.95 (2.3 Hrs.) This Is an Interactive eLearning CourseAll products meet new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2020 CLICK Video Icon...
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  • Understanding Weather - Interactive eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Understanding Weather - Interactive eLearning Course $ 99.00 $ 79.00 SALE
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    Understanding Weather - Interactive eLearning Course

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    NEW! Understanding Weather, An Interactive eLearning Program - (5.5 Hrs.)All products meet new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2020 CLICK Video Icon to the left (or tab above) to learn how...
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  • Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures QUICK VIEW Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures $ 99.00 $ 79.00 SALE
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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 2020 CLICK Video Icon to the left (or tab above) to learn...
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