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Thermal Shock Technique - Rod Machado
How to clear your sparkplugs if they've been fouled.
Avoiding Flight into IMC - Rod Machado
A different perspective in helping students avoid flight into IMC.
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
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.
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!
Uncoordinated Stalls - Part 1 - Rod Machado
What happens to your airplane when you stall it in uncoordinated flight.
Propeller Blade Fracture - Rod Machado
What to do if your propeller blade separates in flight? 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.

Leaning the Mixture for a High Density Altitude Takeoff - Rod Machado
Here's a short video showing you several ways to lean your airplane's mixture for a high density altitude takeoff. This piece covers leaning for normally aspirated engines having fixed pitch and constant speed propellers. (www.becomeapilot.com)
Evaluating Your Glidepath With Runway Geometry - Rod Machado
Take a look at this video if you'd like to improve your ability to evaluate your glidepath visually. The skill shown here is an essential component of landing any airplane safely. The best part is that it's a relatively easy skill to develop when you know the perceptual clues to look for.
Airspace Memory Aid - Rod Machado
Here's a short video that presents a memory aid graphic that allows you to remember the VFR cloud clearance and visibility requirements for all types of airspace in which you might fly. It only takes about 10 minutes to memorize this graphic. Draw it on a piece of paper a few times and you'll have it down. You'll be an airspace master!

Check out Rod Machado's Understanding Airspace for all Pilots.

Rod Machado's course on Understanding Airspace for all Pilots is a fun filled course that helps all pilots better understand our present airspace system and a pilot's obligation when operating within it. This course is designed for anyone interested in passing their private, commercial or CFI knowledge or practical exam. It's also a valuable course for rusty pilots desiring to regain their currency. But this isn't just another course on airspace. It's a detailed, fun-filled course that provides explanations as to 'Why' the airspace exists the way it does. It's not enough to know the rules. It's also very important to know the reason behind them.
How to Lean the Mixture During Taxi to Prevent Plug Fouling - Rod Machado
Here's quick video on how to lean the mixture during taxi to prevent plug fouling.
Check out more great Instructional Books and Videos at Rod Machado's Aviation Products!
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