Rod's Private Pilot Handbook by Rod Machado (Universal)
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Released: Nov 5, 2010
Version: 2.3
Size: 152 MB
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Rod's Private Pilot Handbook

Rod Machado
Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook – Second Edition, 626 full color pages

Flying is fun, and with Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook, learning about flying is now fun, as well.

If you want to learn to fly, or even just learn about what makes a plane fly, you’ll find this lavishly illustrated, fast-paced book to be the best available guide. Written in a clear and witty style, the Private Pilot Handbooks contains more than 1,200 illustrations and photos that are a standalone education about why we can fly.

Studying for your private pilot oral and knowledge exams? Everything you need is in this book. It’s not just a beginner’s book—it’s a comprehensive and useful reference resource for private and even professional pilots. As one flight student said, “This handbook explains why things are the way they are, in a way that’s easy to understand. I learned lots of things in Rod’s book that I had not read ANYWHERE else, despite years of reading aviation literature.”

Rod has been teaching people how to fly airplanes since 1973. His highly acclaimed teaching methods have established him as one of aviation’s most respected teachers. Using analogies, memory aids, clear and detailed graphics and a little humor, Rod reduces the complexity of all aviation subjects (aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, airspace, etc.) to a level that even the non-technical person can easily understand. Simply stated, Rod Machado makes learning about flying a fun and enjoyable experience.

This 626 page, one-stop handbook contains:

-Easy-to-understand analogies and examples for technical subjects such as engines, aerodynamics, flight instruments and the airplane’s electrical system.

-Weather codes: METAR and TAF, and Internet weather technology.

-Water model of electricity allows quick learning and understanding of the airplane’s electrical system.

-Alphabet airspace made E-Z with 3-D color illustrations.

-Step-by-step procedures for planning a cross country flight.

-Clear, down-to-earth explanations of pertinent FARs—Parts 61 and 91.

-Easy to apply navigation methods for VOR, GPS and ADF, and glass cockpits.

-A wealth of basic and advanced insights, advice and wisdom gleaned from practical experience.

What's new in version 2.3
In this update, I’ve added information or updates on the following items:
- ICAO flight plan form and how to file this flight plan with the AFSS.
- ADS-B, TIS-B, and FIS-B Information.
- Aerodynamics structural envelope information.
- NOTAM Info (Pointer, SAA, Military).
- Advanced TFR information.
- Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFAs).
- General updates to keep eBook current beyond 2020
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Our verdict: Good
  • + Rod's Private Pilot Handbook is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
  • + Rod's Private Pilot Handbook is currently ranked #272 in paid Books apps for iPad.
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