Rod Machado's FREE Flight Training Syllabus

Rod Machado

$ 0.00 

Share:

Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus for Instructors and Students

Copyright 2020/Updated to 2020

I'd like to offer you my FREE Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus. It is completely FREE (so is the Ground School Flight Training Syllabus, too). Simply add the syllabus to your cart and head to checkout (add the ground school syllabus to your cart, too). Complete the checkout information and you'll see a link for the download on the checkout page. You'll also receive a download link via email. 

What's The Purpose of The Flight Training Syllabus?
This syllabus is intended for use by any flight instructor as well as his or her student. Both should have a copy for their own personal use. This syllabus is the same tried-and-tested training guide that I've used to teach pilots for decades. It places a heavy emphasis on "stick and rudder" flying skills. If used properly, it can help a motivated student (one who is willing to do the homework and train at least two to three times a week) earn a private pilot certificate in a little over 40 hours of flight time.

What this syllabus does is eliminate the irrelevant items that bloat traditional syllabi and diminish a student's ability to learn. It's the perfect guide for any flight instructor who desires to accelerate his or her student's flight training progress as well as make the job of teaching a fun and enjoyable one. Let me explain the latter concept in more detail.

This syllabus identifies the study materials needed by the student prior to beginning flight training as well as the homework assignments the student is expected to complete prior to each lesson (and prior to beginning flight training). All the training materials suggested in this syllabus were designed to allow the student to enjoy learning about aviation as well as to make the instructor's job easier--MUCH EASIER! 

For example, most instructors tend not to enjoy spending ground time teaching a student how to plan a cross country flight. Fine! Flight instructors no longer need to do that. I've created an inexpensive interactive eLearning course that's 2.6 hours in length that explains the entire process of planning the first dual cross country flight. After listening to the course, the student will be more than capable of planning the flight that you recommend for his or her first dual cross country trip. 

Additionally, this syllabus doesn't rely on "fantasy flight training" concepts. It's a practical syllabus that prepares a student to be a safe private pilot who is capable of exercising his/her license to learn. It also includes many articles in the Appendix with tips and techniques for training. I hope you find it useful. If you have any suggestions or comments on this appliance, please run them by me at (general@rodmachado.com). I'd love to hear them.

Click this link for PDF upload directions to your iPad.

___________________________________________________

Stay in Touch

Physical Product Ordering Only (800) 437-7080

If you'd like to order a PHYSICAL product by phone, please call the number above. Digital (downloadable) products can't be ordered by phone.

Latest Posts

  • FAA Cross Country Book - Out of Print

    Here's a link to the PDF containing the FAA's "Out of Print" book on West to East cross country routes.Download Here   read more

  • It's Time to Speak Up

       “Hey Rod, tomorrow I’m taking my little airplane out to see what it can do. I’ll see ya later.”   Those were the last words I ever heard my best friend speak. I never saw him again. The next day,... read more

  • The Forgotten Mechanic

    The Forgotten Mechanic Here’s today’s riddle: Name something that all pilots need and use all the time, often don’t know by name, and depend on completely for the safety of every flight. The answer isn’t obvious, and neither is this... read more

  • Weber's Law

    By Rod Machado If you closed your eyes, held out a cup, and asked someone to gently pour water in it, how much liquid would need to be added before you noticed a change in weight? One drop? Probably not.... read more

  • It’s a Long Way Down, Isn’t It?

    Psst! Psst! Come here. Come a little bit closer. I’ve got something I want to ask you, and I don’t want anyone else to hear. Are you afraid of heights? It’s probably embarrassing to admit it, but if you’re like... read more

  • A Foot in the Mind

    By Rod Machado Psychologist Robert Ornstein, in his book Evolution of Consciousness: Origins of the Way We Think, talks about a person he knew as Jim. Jim’s reputation was based on his ability to get others to do things for... read more

  • Dive and Drive: Fact or Fiction? Maybe Both?

    By Rod Machado I am a "dive and drive" denier. There, I said it and I'm not taking it back. The term "Dive and Drive" is used by some instructors in the pejorative sense. It's a pointy phrase that's released like a... read more

  • Pilots, Poets & Psychologists

    By Rod Machado Mention the word poetry to a pilot and he'll act like he's in a hotel fire. He'll think: get low, get down, get out. Admittedly, even I get the heebie-jeebies at the mere mention of haiku (that's... read more

  • The Power of Flight Simulators

    Flight Training on a Budget By Rod Machado Over a period of two semesters, a young college student with two intro flights in his logbook acquired approximately 60 hours of supervised training using a desktop flight simulator. Curious to test... read more

  • The Prevalence Error - Why We Look but Do Not See

    Looking Good, but Seeing Little By Rod Machado Recently, I was having a difficult time seeing things that were in plain view. I was even thinking about visiting the Our Lady of Fatima Optometry Center, where their motto is, “If... read more

  • The Middle-aged Aviator

     By Rod Machado Over the years, I’ve heard many stories about middle-aged pilots (45-65 years) who gave up flying due to a sudden onset of anxiety. Apparently this wasn’t induced by any specific aviation trauma nor inspired by the relatively... read more

  • Cargo Cult Thinking

    By Rod Machado  Early in the 20th Century, pilots visited remote islands by air, dropping off goodies for Tarzan and Jane. On subsequent visits, these pilots noticed that the natives had built flimsy stick-and-twig replicas of their airplanes. Anthropologists named... read more