Rod Machado's Private Pilot Manual.

montanapilot

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Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

I was looking at some private pilot flight manuals and noticed that it is only 24.95. Is it worth getting in your guys opinion? I have heard both good and bad some people say there is too much humor and it is hard focus on the topic. Worth buying or just stick with a Jepp manual?
 

mastermags

Well-Known Member *giggity*
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

It is a good book... i will definately vouch for it. There is a lot of filler stuff, but you WILL learn the material... there are no manuveurs however, so you will have to go somewhere else for that, but Ill definately give RM's my approval.
 

flyguy

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

Rod Machado is very good at putting things into laymens terms. I used it to suppliment the Jepp manual, as I always find it usefull to learn things from different perspectives. I'd say its a good book, but if you have to use the Jepp manual for ground school class or whatever, it may or may not be worth it. It depends on how you learn.
 

UIPilot45X

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

Its a really good book, University of Illinois uses it for its Aviation 101 groundschool. The information is all very good and in my opinion its a lot easier of a read when you compare it to the Jepp book.

-Pete
 

little_cricket

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

It is a good book, I bought it for my CFI to help with lesson plans in lay man's terms.
 

jtidmore

New Member
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

It is a good book. I am also using it for putting together my CFI lesson plans.
 

jdflight

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

I also bought it during my CFI and I now use it a lot to supplement my lessons. If you've got the extra $30, I'd recommend it.
 

Alchemy

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

I'd vote a yes, but I'd also reccomend you get the jeppesen private pilot textbook becaues the diagrams and illustrations are better. RM's PPH is an easier read than the jepp though. The Jepp book goes more in depth regarding systems.
 

flyguy

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

Another thing about Rod Machado's book is that it is very entertaining. His sense of humor is extreemely corney, but it makes me laugh. He makes it fun to learn.
 

Jonnyb9040

New Member
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

Very good book. I recieved ground school with an instructor who used the jeppesen book, I used rod machado's book to clear up anything I didn't understand.
 

Michigan_Flyer

Well-Known Member
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

It's a great book, especially for someone just starting flying with no prior experience, very easy to understand. I recommend it to my students.
 

chrisdahut1

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

Excellent book. I used it during my CFI training to help me prepare my lesson plans. RM can break anything down into layman terms.
 

E_Dawg

Moderator
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

I'll throw in my 2c and say that this book has probably the single best explanation of the four forces of any book out there. It's very intuitive when you picture a car climbing a hill.

Not related... but I loaned my Jepp manual to a buddy who was going to start flight training over the summer; the a-hole moved away to college and took my book with him
 

JaceTheAce

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

Yes, it is a very good book. Some of his humor is funny, and some of it is really stupid...but it helps you learn the material no matter what. Definately better than some of the really dry Private Pilot study books out there.
 

mtsu_av8er

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Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

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Not related... but I loaned my Jepp manual to a buddy who was going to start flight training over the summer; the a-hole moved away to college and took my book with him


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I've almost gotten to the point that I wouldn't lend my mother a worn pair of socks!!!
 

Derg

New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

What's his name so anyone doesn't bother hiring the criminal!
 

I_Money

Moderator
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

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Not related... but I loaned my Jepp manual to a buddy who was going to start flight training over the summer; the a-hole moved away to college and took my book with him


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THAT PUNK [Blahbitty Blah]!!!! I would definately work on getting it back - if you need one for your CFI, or for any students (not to let them borrow it) you can use mine!!!
 

E_Dawg

Moderator
Re: Rod Machado\'s Private Pilot Manual.

The real kicker is he still doesn't fly! I'd at least feel a little better if he actually used the book


...would be nice to study from for the CFI
 
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