Rod Machado's 40-Hour Private Pilot eLearning Ground School Updates
New videos added to the eLearning ground school are identified below. Please review the updated video to add/update your knowledge.
Added Videos or Updates:
The FAA is now asking questions on stabilized approaches. I've added a new video to the Pilot Potpourri Module, Section 9, video 9.1.
Over the past three weeks course notes and explanations have been added to the NOTES tab in the quizzes (except for the final quiz) for all modules. These notes and explanations help you better understand the correct answer to the quiz questions should you answer a question incorrectly.
I've added a new video titled, "Gliding Into the Wind" to Aerodynamics Part-2. The video is found in Section 8, Video 8.8. The information in this video is not required for the private pilot knowledge exam, but it's good information for the private pilot to know.
I've added a video titled, "Dehydration and Heatstroke and OTCs" to the Pilot Potpourri module, Section 3, Module 3.11.
Added a new "Extra Credit" video titled, Dihedral and Lateral Stability to the Private Pilot eCourse (Aerodynamics Part-2, Module 8, Section 8.9).
I've added an interaction to the Weight and Balance Module at Section 5, Slide 5.2
I've replaced the "Three Ring Laser Gyro" video with "MEMS Accelerometers, and Gyros" video found in the "Flight Instruments: Clocks, TOPS, & Toys" module. See Section 6.4.
This is not required knowledge for the Private Pilot Knowledge exam but it does describe the micro-electro-mechanical devices that function as gyroscopes and accelerators in our primary flight display units. It's nice to know material.
The Private Pilot eGround School is updated weekly with smaller changes that would be too numerous to list here. These changes include the addition of variations on test questions, graphic changes for clarity and sound enhancement, to name a few. My intent is to provide a more enjoyable training experience with this eCourse.
Airport Operations: I've updated the graphics on several videos in this module (i.e., 1.3 Airport Layout, 18.1 Wake Turbulence, along with a few other minor video updates) . The information hasn't changed. Please redownload this module to update your downloaded videos.
FAR Part-1, Module 7, Video 7.3: I've updated the BasicMed video to reflect the allowance for pilots operating under BasicMed to act as a safety pilot without having to also act as PIC of the flight.
Private Pilot Exam #3 was corrupted. I just uploaded the most current version having 60 questions instead of 30 questions. I do apologize for not catching this sooner.
Update the module titled, "The Chart Supplement." This module is found in the "Radio Operations," chapter, Section 10, video 10.1. I added an additional six minutes of video education here that explains several additional sections of the Chart Supplement booklet.
Added New Video to the Radio Navigation: The Frequency Flyer Program. This added video is titled, The Big Picture Perspective to Radio Navigation, and is added to Section 4, Module 4.1.
Updated Understanding Weather Part-5, Section 1, Module 1.16, titled "Rare Clouds."
I added an interaction allowing students to see several rare types of cloud formations.
Updated Airport Operations, Section 22, Module 22.1 on Avoiding Runway Incursions. The FAA's new Hot Spot symbology was added to this module.
Updated "The Altimeter" in Flight Instruments, Section 3 (The Altimeter and VSI), Module 3.1
New video added to Aerodynamics Part-2, Section 8, Module 8.5: The Rate and Radius of Turn.
It's not uncommon for pilots to confuse the rate and radius of turn. Both are important to know for any number of reasons. Here's a video that explains the topic in some detail.
Updated Weight and Balance Module, Section 4, Module 4.2 "Advanced Stability Study. I update the second quarter of this video discussing how static stability works, making the explanation easier to understand.
Update all video graphics in Section 8, Area Navigation of the Radio Navigation Module.
Added an interaction on METARs in the "Weather Charts & Briefings" section, module 6.12.
Added slide "The Inner Ear in 3D" to Pilot Potpourri, Section 3.8."
Added "The Lift Equation" to "Understanding Aerodynamics, Part-2," Section 1.6.
Added "The Forces in a Turn" to "Understanding Aerodynamics, Part-2," Section 1.5.
Added "Runway Declared Distances" video in Airport Operations, Section 4, Video 4.7.
Updated VASI Videos and Added Tri-Color VASI Information to Airport Operations, Section 17.
Added "Cold Weather Engine Operations" module to The Airplane Engine , Part-2, Slide 6.3.
All module quiz questions now show the number of questions in the quiz. The final quiz in each section now has a counter to help you determine how many questions remain to be answered.
Added New Interaction to Airport Operations, Section 4, Slide 4.4
I've added an interaction that lets you see airport signs as they appear on the airport instead of being only isolated signs on paper.
Video Length Issue Fixed.
In Radio Navigation, Section 4.2, the video scrubber ran beyond the total video length of 90 seconds. This was fixed. If your the video scrub bar runs beyond the end of the video, then clear your browser's cache and view it again.
Two Additional Videos Added:
Flight Instruments, Section 3, Video 3.5 (Temperature Differences and Your Altimeter) is new:
Airplane Performance, Section 3, Video 3.5 (The Four Altitudes) is new: