Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot eGround School Updates
Updates to Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot eGround School.
Note: All updates shown below are immediately incorporated into the eCourse.
FAR Part-1, Module 6, Video 6.4: 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.
Added new video titled, "How to Handle Tough HSI Test Questions" to Electronic Navigation Part-2, Section 1.6.
Several small changes were made to several sections of this eCourse and the IFR Handbook. Here are those changes.
The highlighted item below has changed from Section E to Section M.
Flight Planning - Part-2
The highlighted section below shows the change from D to FDC NOTAMS.
Added new video module to "RNAV (GPS) Approaches" titled "WAAS Approach Numbers," section 1.17.
Added new video module to GPS Tips & Techniques titled, "Flying an Airway With GPS" at section 1.12.
Added RAIM test video using Garmin GTN 750 to Part-2 of Electronic Navigation, Section 4, Module 4.7.
Added Module 5.4 titled, "How DME Arcs Are Actually Flown" to Electronic Navigation Part-1, Section 5.
Updated Understanding Weather Part-5, Section 1, Module 1.18, titled, "Rare Clouds."
I added an interaction allowing students to see several rare types of cloud formations.
Added all new narration to the video segment titled, "FAE 91.177 Minimum altitudes for IFR Operations. FAR Part-3, Section 8, Module 8.1.
Added new video titled "RAIM Failures and GPS Approaches" to Part-2 of Electronic Navigation, Section 4, Module 4.6.
Added new video titled "Before You Begin" to Part-1 of Flight Instruments, Section 1, Module 1.4.
This is an introduction to this module on Flight Instruments as well as an overview of how this course if laid out. Please watch this video if you haven't already done so. It's very important.
Added new video titled, "Windshear and Flying the ILS" to Part-2 of A Plan for the Scan, Section 1, Module 1.5.
Your Flight Instruments, Part-2, Section 1 (The Attitude Indicator)
I've combined videos 1.2 and 1.3 on the attitude indicator into a single video 1.2 titled, "The Attitude Indicator." I've updated this video aesthetically, with no technical changes made. Video 1.3 (Attitude Indicator Errors) is left unchanged.
I've added a video to "Electronic Navigation Part-1," Section 5 "Distance Measuring Equipment," slide 5.2. The added video is titled, "The Radio Magnetic Indicator." I wanted the reader to have a more detailed understanding of the RMI so as to better understand how to use it to fly DME arc approaches.
I've added an 11 minute video to Electronic Navigation, Part-2, Section 1, Video 1.3 titled "The Big Picture of IFR Flying." The reason for this is that instrument ground school involves studying quite a few topics that don't ordinarily and easily flow as building blocks from one to the other. For instance, it's necessary to give you an understanding of IFR regulations (i.e., lost communications, alternate requirements, etc.) before I can properly present the details of instrument charts. This video provides a big picture introduction to instrument charting so as to make these concepts easier to understand earlier in the course.
Added Module to the IFR Enroute Charts module (1.21) on "Intersection Climb Rates." This information is not on the exam but it is good to know, nevertheless.
Updated module 1.21 (Course Reversals) in the RNAV (GPS) Approaches Module. Changed AIM reference with respect to when a course reversal is required.
Updated graphics for the Area Navigation Modules in Electronic Navigation Part-2. Sections 3 and 4 were updated.
I created GPS units that are closer to the Garmin 530, removing the generic GPS unit videos in the eCourse.
The "Haze Illusion" discussed in "The Pilot's Brain - Part-2, Section 4.1" has been corrected. The corrected text and verbiage now reads as shown by the magenta color below.
Added "IFR Lost Comm Scenario" video to FAR Part-3, Section 9.5.
Added 3D view of inner ear to The Human Brain, Part-2, Section 2.3.
Updated LNAV, APV and RNP: Demystifying RNAV (GPS) Approaches, Section 1.11, WAAS Up?
Added "Solving Actual Exam 'Holding' Problems" video to Holding Patterns, section 5.4.
Added "The Side-Step Maneuver" segment to "Pilot Potpourri - Part-2," section 4.2.
Added "GPS: Even More Details" to "Electronic Navigation Part-2," Section 4.3.
Added "The Forces in a Turn" to "Your Flight Instruments Part-2," Section 3.4.
Added "Runway Declared Distances" video in Pilot Potpourri, Part-1, Section 2, Video 2.9.
Added Tri-Color VASI Information to IFR Pilot Potpourri, Part-1, Slide 4.4.
Added new module to "LNAV, APV and RNPs: Demystifying RNAV (GPS) Approaches."
See Module 1.19 RNAV Legs.
This module discusses RNAV leg terminology used in approach chart construction and by modern GPS units.
Added new module to "A Plan for the Scan - Part-2."
See Module 3 titled, "Making Transitions."
This module contains six new videos that help explain how certain transitions are made in an airplane when flying instruments.
Added new video on Time, Distance and Fuel Computation to Flight Planning, Part-2, Section 7.3
While I expect anyone studying for the IFR Knowledge Exam to have retained the knowledge necessary to create a flight log, I decided to offer a quick review of this process in term of an IFR reroute situation.
Added new video on Aviation "Watch" Notices to the "Weather Charts" Module, Section 14.18.
I've added this video to explain the FAA's emphasis on watch notices for the Instrument Pilot Knowledge exam. The "Watch" notice is actually a handy little notice that can be of value if you use it.
Added a new slide to introduce how the GPS Missed Approach Point is determined. This was added to "RNAV GPS Approaches, Section 1.18."
Added New Interaction to "A Plan for the Scan Part-1," Section 2, Slide 2.5
I've added this interaction to help you identify the primary instruments in other attitude conditions.
Added New Interaction to Pilot Potpourri-Part 1, Section 2, Slide 2.10
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.
Update on 7-8-2021:
Electronic Navigation Part-2, Quiz 1.13:
The ILS omni heads in these two questions (top right of the graphic) have been replaced. The correct ILS omni heads are shown below:
Update on 6-30-2021:
New Course Section Added - How to Use This eCourse
This section was added to the very top of your course links.
Update on 6-4-2021:
Electronic Navigation: Part-2, Section 2.3
Added new video titled, "Making an Early Missed Approach."