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Copying an IFR Flight Clearance - MzeroA Flight Training
Flying IFR can be stressful, most of the stress is put on before you even leave the ground. Many of my students find copying the clearance to be one of the most difficult aspects.
3 Things Your CFI Isn't Telling You About Landings - MzeroA Flight Training
Learn 3 things to improve your landings right away and visit the above URL to learn more about how to save money and get the most out of your flight training.
Rod Machado Private Pilot Audiobook Sample - Rod Machado
An excellent audiobook that will help you: ✈Fly as a knowledgeable and competent pilot. ✈Prepare for the Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam. ✈Prepare for the Private Pilot practical oral exam. ✈Refresh for required currency training. ✈Remain an up-to-date confident pilot. For more information go to: RodMachado.com
S Turns Across a Road - Ground Reference Maneuvers - MzeroA Flight Training
S Turns are a private pilot ground reference maneuver that don't get practiced often, but is a great tool for learning wind correction and developing precise aircraft control. The goal of an S Turn is to fly two equally sized half-circles even in windy conditions.
Common Pilot Confusion - Class E Airspace - FlightChops
Class E Airspace is everywhere, but do you completely understand how to Fly in it?
My 3,800 Mile Commute To Hawaii - It's A Pilot's Life - Swayne Martin
One of the most unique parts about being a pilot is that you don't always have to live where you work.
Spatial Disorientation - Which instrument to look at first? - MzeroA Flight Training
When you're asked by your FAA checkride examiner: What is the first instrument you look at during Spatial Disorientation, what would you say?
Mountain Wave Dangers - Strategies for Safety
The dangers associated with flying into mountain wave phenomena. In the video below, Rod Machado details the safest and most survivable methods when approaching mountains.

Understanding Weather, An Interactive eLearning Program.

Rod Machado's interactive eLearning course on Understanding Weather is precisely the course you need to help you make sense of the basic weather concepts you either missed or never quite understood in ground school. Presented in Rod's highly popular Laugh & Learn training style, this 5.5 hour course will have you feeling a lot more comfortable about the environment in which you fly.

If you're learning to fly or thinking about learning to fly, then let Rod help you make the experience more efficient and more enjoyable. You'll need a few things to begin learning about aviation.

1. Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook. This book prepares you for the basic knowledge (such as rules, procedures, aerodynamics, airspace, etc.) that you need to pass your sixty-question Private Pilot Knowledge Exam (also available in MP3 audiobook form). Also purchase Rods Private Pilot Workbook as a programmed guide to learning with this book.

2. Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook. This book teaches you how to fly the typical (also available in MP3 audiobook form).

3. If you'd like the best deal on all the training materials you'll need for private pilot training, then consider Rod Machado's Complete Digital Private Pilot Collection. And download the FREE Flight Training Syllabus, too.
Aerodynamic Flutter - Rod Machado
Avoiding Dangerous Divergent Aerodynamic Flutter. Rod's Flight Training Courses are narrated and accompanied by interesting graphics, animations, videos and educational interactions.
Power Off Stalls - MzeroA Flight Training
We practice stalls to practice recoveries not to practice how to get into a stall!
Rod Machado's Interactive FAR eLearning Course for All Pilots - Rod Machado
Having trouble keeping those eyelids open when studying the federal aviation regulations? Do the subject titles FAR 61 and FAR 91 represent the number of times you nod off reading about seat belts, airworthiness certificates and legal definitions? If so, then let me help you learn or review the FARs in a unique, fun and interactive way. This course contains four hours of videos and animations that teach you what you need to know to be a competent, safe and knowledgeable pilot (check out video sample below). In the process, you'll laugh and learn while understanding why the FARs read the way they do.

This interactive eLearning course covers FAR Definitions, FAR Part 61, FAR Part 91 and NTSB Part 830. You'll learn (or review) all the regulations you need to pass your private pilot knowledge exam and your Flight Review (regulations specific to instrument flying not covered in this course). If you're a rusty pilot who wants to refresh his or her general FAR knowledge, then this is also the course for you. Each major section of this course is accompanied by interactive questions to help reinforce the material you've just covered. In addition, this course contains many hard-to-find FAA legal interpretations on certain "frequently debated and often confusing" aspects of the FARs. You'll be an FAR expert in no time!

Learn more about Rod Machados Federal Aviation Regulations for Pilots!
Handling In-Flight Emergencies - In-Flight Fires - Rod Machado
If you've ever wondered whether or not you could handle some of the more common and rare in-flight emergencies a pilot might experience, Rod Machado has a course that will train you to do so.

Rod provides practical strategies for dealing with these emergencies and does so in a fun, interesting and highly educational way. Not only are these ideas presented with animation, you'll also see actual, in-flight demonstrations of certain emergency procedures.

Check out Rod Machados eLearning Course on Handling In-flight Emergencies.

Learning to Fly Transforms Your Life - Rod Machado
Learn how to Fly!

If you're learning to fly or thinking about learning to fly, then let Rod help you make the experience more efficient and more enjoyable. You'll need a few things to begin learning about aviation.

1. Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook. This book prepares you for the basic knowledge (such as rules, procedures, aerodynamics, airspace, etc.) that you need to pass your sixty-question Private Pilot Knowledge Exam (also available in MP3 audiobook form). Also purchase Rods Private Pilot Workbook as a programmed guide to learning with this book.

2. Rod Machado's How to Fly an Airplane Handbook. This book teaches you how to fly the typical (also available in MP3 audiobook form).

3. If you'd like the best deal on all the training materials you'll need for private pilot training, then consider Rod Machado's Complete Digital Private Pilot Collection. And download the FREE Flight Training Syllabus, too.

Rod Machado's Interactive Flight Review eLearning Course - Rod Machado

Flight Review Time?

As you know, you're required to take a Flight Review every 24 calendar months. This review requires that you fly with an instructor for at least one hour and have at least one hour of ground review on Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. OK, flying is the easy part for most pilots. It's the ground review of the regulations that often makes us feel as if our mental wheel stopped spinning because our mental hamster just died. It's simply, boring. Rod Machado has combined two of his interactive eLearning courses to help you review or refresh your knowledge of Part 61 (Airman Certification and currency requirements), Part 91 (general operating and flight rules) and the rules and techniques for operating in many different types of airspace.

This course consists of animations, videos, enjoyable narration, interactions and quizzes. You'll find all course modules to be comprehensive, educational and a lot of fun to use. You can permanently download each course module to your iThingy or Android tablet device or you can simply study the course from a browser on your computer.

For more information, check out Rods Interactive eLearning Courses!
Power Off 180's in a Cessna 172 - MzeroA Flight Training
Jason talks through his power-off 180 in his Cessna 172, then allows a fellow instructor to do the same, comparing techniques.
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