Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook)
This valuable one-stop handbook contains the information necessary to:
✈Learn the basic fundamentals of flying any airplane.
✈Make flight training easier, less expensive and more enjoyable.
✈Master all the private and commercial checkride maneuvers.
✈Learn the “stick and rudder” philosophy of flying an airplane.
✈Prevent an airplane from accidentally stalling and spinning.
✈Allow you to learn to land an airplane quickly and enjoyably.
✈Make you a better instructor by providing unique teaching
✈strategies and explanations for student training.
As a comprehensive information source book, these pages include:
✈Practical flying skills that rely on sights, sounds and tactile sensations.
✈The theory and practice of attitude flying for pilots of all levels.
✈Multiple strategies for evaluating when to round out and flare for landing.
✈Multiple methods for controlling the airplane’s glidepath and airspeed.
✈Strategies for evaluating the desired landing spot and glidepath angle.
✈Techniques for understanding and flying ground reference maneuvers.
✈Landing corrections for bounces, floating, porpoising and ballooning.
✈Advice, wisdom and insights based on practical flying experience.
✈Complex airplane operations, night flying, traffic pattern operations,
✈slow flight, stall and spin recognition and recovery, and much more.
"Hi Rod. Received your how to fly book. Want you to know that it's great. Started flying in 53 at age 15 . There were no books of any kind that I was aware. Instruction that I had consisted of flying and paying. If your book would have been available, it all would have been so helpful. I have been a CFI since 1960 . Airlines from 61 to 95. Typed in DC3 to 767, and everything in between. Was a line instructor for 25 years. Just want to thank you for a treasurer. Kids starting out now really are fortunate to have your book. Thank You from all of us."
Sincerely, Capt Dennis P Hillen USAIRWAYS Retired
"I've been reading your new "How to Fly an Airplane Handbook" with great pleasure this past 2 weeks. I would highly recommend this book to any student pilot as well as any pilot out thee who wants to solidify their understanding of essential flying skills. especially noteworthy is Rod's chapters on traffic patterns, stabilized approaches, and how to actually perform the landing skill. He has written the most in-depth step by step explanation of what you need to know in these keys areas. This book has substantially more information on these key topics than anything else I have read, and I have read a ton of aviation books. If you are a student pilot and you can only buy one or two books, get "How to Fly an Airplane Handbook " and "Private Pilot Handbook" and you will have the industry's best two books for learning to fly."
David Eberhardt (former USAF Instructor Pilot in multiple aircraft)
"Great book (How to Fly an Airplane). I purchased through Pilots Work Shop. I also have your Instrument book from PWS. I have gone through 7 chapters of the How to Fly and I think that I have learned more in one week than the previous 15 years and ten or more CFIs. I have a bit over 500hrs and I am Instrument rated - SEL - previously owned a C172 SP G1000 for about 4 years. Wish I could simply start over from day one with your teaching material. Thanks for a super set of material."
I received my tail wheel endorsement recently and just reread you book " How to Fly an Airplane" That book gets better and better each time I read it.
Dave Kramer. (The Ophthalmologist in San Jose).
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