Rod Machado's Sport Pilot Handbook Updates

The following are updates for Rod Machado's Sport Pilot eHandbook.

The following are corrections or update for Rod Machado's Sport Pilot Handbook. While the FAA can and does make major changes, most recent changes are not major ones regarding the Sport Pilot Handbook. 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. 

Airport-Facility Directory now the Digital Chart Supplement
Note: The FAA has changed the name of the Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD) to the Digital Chart Supplement (d-CS). This change is updated in all ebooks as of 5-1-2017 and will be updated in all printed books upon the next reprinting

Update (Made on 12-22-2016): Chapter 12 Update
Page 12-16: Please change the numbers (shown in yellow highlight) to the values you see in the graphic below.


Update (Made on 12-1-2016): Chapter 5 Update
Page 5-6: The insert titled "Air Error" has been amended. The text that was added is shown below in yellow highlight.

Update (Made on 3-15-2016): Chapter 6 Update

Page 6-4: The text in yellow and the accompanying graphic have changed. The FAA will eliminate student pilot "Paper" certificates as of April 1, 2016. All students desiring a student pilot certificate will need to apply via the ICARA web site.


Update (Made on 3-15-2016): Chapter 6 Update
Page 6-13: All student pilot endorsements that were originally made on a paper-type student pilot certificate will now be made in the student's logbook. Students having paper-type certificates will still have endorsements made on these certificates until those certificates expire.


Update (Made on 3-15-2016): Chapter 6 Update
Page 6-14: The new student pilot certificates will be of the plastic-type that rated pilots have.


Update (Made on 3-15-2016): Chapter 7 Update
Page 7-29: The figure on Page 7-29 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.



Update (Made on 3-15-2016): Chapter 7 Update
Page 7-32: I’ve updated the words highlighted in yellow. Please note these changes in your book.  

Update (Made on 3-15-2016):
Chapter 7 Update

Page 8-16: The specific terminology highlighted in yellow is the correct phraseology to use when talking to ATC.



Update (Made on 3-15-2016): Chapter 12 Update
Page 12-29: New information on services offered by Lockheed Martin AFSS is show on this page.



Update (Made on 3-15-2016): Chapter 13 Update
Page 13-25: The altitude show in yellow is the correct elevation of the airport. 


Update (Made on 8-14-2014): Chapter 9 Update
Page 9-26: The text and the following two pictures have been updated as follows:






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