Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook)

Rod Machado

$ 44.95 

Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (Book or eBook) 

Rod Machado’s How to Fly an Airplane Handbook - 510 full color pages. 
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   Thinking about learning to fly? Then this is the book for you.
   This is a handbook for student pilots but it’s also a practical book for those who want to improve their basic flying skills. In addition, it’s an excellent book for helping flight instructors teach their students in a more efficient and effective manner. This book covers simple and complex single-engine airplanes having tricycle landing gear. This is not a comprehensive taildragger handbook.
Why should you purchase this book?
Many of today’s pilots rely excessively on their panel instruments to control their airplanes in visual conditions. Unfortunately, “panel pilots” never learn to fly the by the seat of their pants, which involves flying skills that primarily depend on sights, sounds and tactile sensations. Simply stated, relying primarily on your panel instruments to fly an airplane won’t make you a confident pilot nor will it make you a safe pilot. That’s why this handbook focuses on the basics of “attitude flying” and developing practical “stick and rudder” flying skills. These are the skills that give you complete control of your airplane and allow you to predict what it will do, can do and cannot do.
Contained within these pages are techniques for controlling and evaluating the height and trajectory of your glidepath as well as strategies for managing the roundout and landing flare. You’ll learn how to handle crosswind landings, how to recover from the occasional bad landing, how to perform ground reference maneuvers for both the private and commercial pilot certificate, and much more. You’ll also benefit from Rod Machado’s insights and wisdom gained by teaching pilots for over 40 years. You’ll also laugh as you learn. (Downloads are non refundable.)

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.

Sample Pages of the How to Fly Handbook


"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."

Paul Sciortino

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).


On Mar 8, Joe Gryniuk said the following:

"Rod is an outstanding presenter with spot on command of the subject matter. Attending one of his presentations several years back led directly to me and my 13 year old son surviving an aircraft accident, (crash) in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest back in 2002. Rod’s plain speak, command of technical knowledge all intertwined with a good balance of humor is a great recipe for captivating an audience. While captivated, little does the audience know they are learning skills that can contribute to saving their lives! I can honestly say that my son and I are alive today due to the work of Rod. Many people may have the same knowledge base, but Rod has the gift to communicate it clearly and effectively!"

Joe Gryniuk

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