Sport Pilot

Sport Pilot Preparing for your sport pilot certificate? Then Rod Machado's Sport Pilot Handbook is exactly what you need. It will prepare you for your FAA Sport Pilot Knowledge Exam as well as your practical oral exam. In addition, you might consider purchasing Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook, too. This is the book that will teach you all the flying techniques you need to fly a sport airplane safely and competently. In addition, the three interactive courses will be a wonderful addition if you enjoy interactive learning. So have fun, laugh and learn.
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    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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  • 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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  • Handling In-Flight Emergencies eLearning Course QUICK VIEW Handling In-Flight Emergencies eLearning Course $ 149.00 $ 99.00 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 by Rod MachadoRegularly $149 - Intro Special $99 (All eLearning Courses can be viewed online or downloaded to your iPad or...
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Latest Posts

  • The Games Young People Play

    By Rod Machado Lucky me. Lucky, because at a recent aviation event, I met and chatted with Sally Melvill, wife of Mike Melvill (SpaceShipOne). She’s a delightful and insightful lady who earned her chops teaching kindergarten. She knows how the... read more

  • Private Pilot Checkrides: The Good Old Days

    My friend, DPE and highly experienced pilot, Mr. Frank Phillips was kind enough to provide me with much of the following documentation in this blog piece. I am grateful that he loves flight training--including its history and development--as much as... read more

  • Reduce Stalls and Spins with Right-Hand Traffic Patterns

    By Rod Machado NOTE: I post these articles, in particular this one, in hopes of receiving some well reasoned input. This article presents an hypothesis that needs testing. Nearly every response so far suggests that pilots should be taught to fly coordinated... read more

  • The Limited Flight Instructor Certificate

    A recent Polish immigrant visited his local flight surgeon to take a third-class medical exam. The doctor had him stand in a specific spot, then pulled down a chart showing the letters: CVOKPTNXZYKV. The doc said to the Polish immigrant,... read more

  • 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