Rod Machado's Private Pilot Starter Kit

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Enjoy Rod Machado's two most popular private pilot handbooks (physical books) for 27% off! This collection gives you all the study material needed to begin your adventure at learning to fly and becoming a licensed private pilot. The Private Pilot Handbook provides you with the information you need to pass the FAA private pilot knowledge exam and provide you with the general aviation knowledge you need to be a safe private pilot. The How to Fly an Airplane Handbook provides you with all the information you need to actually learn how to fly an airplane based on the skills Rod developed over 44 years as a flight instructor. Don't miss this LIMITED opportunity!  Free shipping, too! As an additional bonus, please click the red "Subscribe" button below and subscribe to my newsletter. When you receive it, just click the free Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus and the Private Pilot Ground Training Syllabus.

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Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook (656 full color pages) Look Inside
Rod Machado’s How to Fly an Airplane Handbook (510 full color pages) Look Inside

The most comprehensive aviation text and training available! 
✈ The highest quality (and up-to-date) training materials available 

✈ Highly oriented toward "visual" training.
✈ The private book contains over 1,100 graphics and pictures.

✈ A cost effective system for learning about aviation 
✈ A completely integrated course 
✈ A portable—take it anywhere—training system 
✈ A truly fun learning experience 
✈ Products authored and illustrated (solely) by one highly-experienced aviation educator
✈ The most up-to-date aviation training books on the market today

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