Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook Updates


All books, ebooks, audiobooks, and eLearning courses are updated when important changes occur and as soon as I can update the product. Any significant change will be shown below. 

I update all products from week-to-week, month-to-month and with each new book printing, as changes occur. Rest assured that you have the most current product on the market. Keep in mind that if you own any of my ebooks or audiobooks then you can update that product for "two years" after the date of purchase by clicking the original download link. I can't resend these links so please don't lose them.

Rod Machado


Update 11-21-2022
Chapter 8: 
I've updated the BasicMed section 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.

Update Issued on 8-23-2022
Chapter-15, Page 15-8
The highlighted item below has changed from Section E to Section M.

Update Issued on 8-23-2022
Chapter-13, Page 13-24
The highlighted section below shows the change from D to FDC NOTAMS.

Update Issued on 8-13-2022
Chapter-4, Page 4-36 and 4-40:
The "E" in the IMSAFE checklist should stand for "Emotion" not "Eating."

Update Issued on 8-13-2022
Chapter-8, Page 8-25, Chapter 15, Page 15-8, Chapter 16, Page 16-28/29:
All instances where I mentioned that Non-standard Alternate Minimums are located in "Section E" of the TPP booklet have been changed to "Section M" of the TPP booklet.

Update Issued on 2-20-2022
Chapter-6, Page 6-2, Changes made in text as shown below. 

Update Issued on 1-31-2022
Update all Area Navigation graphics in Chapter 5, Electronic Navigation.
Pages 5-38 through 5-47 now have a GPS more similar to the Garmin 530 WAAS based GPS unit.

Changes Issued on 1-15-2022
Chapter 16, Page 16-36/2nd column/3rd paragraph. Changes made to requirements associated with the "Abbreviated IFR Departure Clearance."

Changes Issued on 12-24-2021
Chapter 8, Page 8-8. The word "Class" was added after "Category."

Changes Issued on 12-10-2021
Chapter 5 Electronic Navigation
GPS graphics updated to more closely reflect Garmin's 530 WAAS GPS.

Change: Issued on 11-14-2021
Chapter-3, Page 4-30
The highlighted (magenta) text is the correct text.

Change: Issued on 7-16-2021
Chapter-13, Page 13-17
The text shown in pink in the picture below is the corrected text for Page 13-17.

Change: Issued on 6-20-2021
Chapter-17, Page 17-5, Figure 7: Graphic Below Changed
Graphic changed to accurately reflect that no clearance is required to hold short of the runway approach area hold lines (since it is a taxiway--Delta) unless ATC specifically requests that you hold at these solid double-yellow lines.

Chapter-8, Page 6-41, Figure 52 correction:
Graphic #1 incorrectly shows that ADS-B is required below the lateral limits of Class B and C airspace (it's not). Graphic #2 correctly shows the ADS-B requirement. Please correct this in your book. 

Graphic #1

Graphic #2

Changes to the Instrument Pilot's Handbook on 10-29-2020

Figure 20 on Page 17-11 is shown below. Figure 19 was incorrectly placed in Figure 20's slot. .

Changes to the Instrument Pilot's Handbook on 08-28-2020

Page 6-5: Change the values in your book to those circled in magenta.

Changes to the Instrument Pilot's Handbook on 07-26-2020

Page 8-24: Insert at bottom of page has been updated and reads as follows:

 Page 12-8: Please correct your text. The correct words are highlighted in the graphic below: 

Changes to the Instrument Pilot's Handbook on 07-9-2020

Page 8-7 in Chapter 8: The following "highlighted" change was made to the graphic at the bottom of this page. I removed the part that suggested an instructor is required to be present when using a FFS/ATD/FTD (sim) to gain or regain your currency.

Changes to the Instrument Pilot's Handbook on 05-25-2020

Page 7-16: The following "highlighted" change was made to the insert at the bottom of this page:
Page 11-27: The following change was made to the text in column one of this page: