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:
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: