Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook (2nd Edition) Update Page

The following are updates for the second edition of Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook.

The following are corrections or update for Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook as of 11-1-2014. While the FAA can and does make major changes, most recent changes are not major ones. Nevertheless, my books are updated with every printing. Changes for books that are two years old or older will not be listed below. All PDF eBooks are updated immediately when any important change occurs. Please look at the changes or corrections below and make a note of these changes on a Post-it and place it next to the area that changed in your book. 

Second Edition Corrections (Made on 9-20-15): Chapter 14 Update

Chapter7 Update (12-5-15)

On page G32, Chapter-7, I’ve updated the words highlighted in yellow. Please note these changes in your book. 


Second Edition Corrections (Made on 9-20-15): Chapter 14 Update

Chapter 6 Update (9-20-15)

On page F-43, I’ve added the new requirement that transponders be turned on prior to movement on any airport surface.

 Chapter 7 Update (9-20-2015)

The figure on Page G-29 has been corrected to show the proper solid and dashed line placement at position “O” for the movement and non-movement areas at an airport.



 Second Edition Corrections (Made on 9-13-2014): Chapter 14 Update

Page N32: The picture insert for this page has changed. The "gallons added" for engine start, taxi and takeoff were changed to read "1.4 gallons."


Second Edition Corrections (Made on: 9-13-2014): Chapter 13 Update

Page M17: The picture insert on this page has changed as shown below: 

 Second Edition Corrections (Made on: 9-13-2014): Chapter 9 Update

Page i32: The yellow highlighted areas have changed in the text and both figures (49 and 50) have also been updated: 

Second Edition Corrections (Made on: 9-13-2014): Chapter 5 Update

Page E24: The text insert in the lower right side (3rd balloon from the bottom) of the figure should read, "Gyro gimbal system allowing two degrees of motion (pitch and bank)."






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