Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Beginners - eLearning Course
Basic Cross Country Navigation for Beginners - $24.95 (2.6 Hrs.)
THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets all new ACS standards. Copyright 2020/Updated to 2021. You have lifetime access and this course is always current and updated frequently.
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If you are a student pilot who would like to learn the essentials of basic cross country flight planning, then this is the course for you.
Welcome to Rod Machado's interactive program titled, Basic Cross Country Flight Planning for Student Pilots. In it, I’ll cover everything you’ll need to learn to plot a course on an aviation sectional chart, correct for magnetic variation, compass deviation and wind to find the compass heading needed to travel from one airport to another. I’ll also cover how to use your mechanical flight computer for speed, time, distance and fuel calculation. This course is intended to teach you the basic skills of pilotage and dead-reckoning navigation as well as the knowledge necessary to pass the private pilot knowledge exam in these areas. These are the navigational skills that every pilot needs to know. While I won’t cover electronic navigation in this course—that’s will be in another course—I will cover what you need to know to complete the flight log for your first dual or solo cross country flight.
This course should also be used by flight instructors to help them prepare their students for dual and solo cross country flights.
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Here’s how to access your eLearning course.
First, if you don't have the Google Chrome browser on your iPad, then go to the Apple store and download it via this link. It turns out that the Safari browser on the iPad doesn't work properly with these courses.
Next, using the Google Chrome browser on your iPad (or on your Android device), I want you to set up an account (if you haven't already done so) on my website at (www.rodmachado.com) using the email address you used to order the course. In the top right-hand column of my website you’ll see the “Log in or sign up” link:
Click it and go to the “New Customers” window and click “Register Now.”
Input your email address, first and last name and select a password. When done, log into your account and you’ll see the links to your eLearning course. You can view this course on any browser. If you want to download the course to your iPad or your Android tablet for permanent off-line use, then you’ll have to follow the directions shown below (or watch the video below) for complete instructions:
- If you already have an account on Rod Machado’s site, then log in using the “Log-in or sign up” link at the top right-hand side of Rod Machado’s home page. You’ll find your link to the course in your account window.
- If you’ve purchased the course but don’t have an account, then click the “Log-in or sign up” link at the top right-hand side of Rod Machado’s home page and, under the “New Customers” box, click the red “Register now” button. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU USED WHEN YOU PURCHASED THE COURSE. (If you don’t do this you won’t see your course!).