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Rod Machado's Private Pilot Ground School
The Ultimate Library of Aviation Knowledge,
Taught by a True Master.
- Electrical Systems
- Flight Instruments
- Federal Aviation Regulations
- Airport Operations
- Radio Operations
- Aviation Maps
- Radio Navigation
- Weather Charts and Briefings
- Flight Planning
- Airplane Performance Charts
- Weight and Balance
- And much more…
Rod initially created the Private Pilot Ground School with the Student Pilot in mind. It covers the entire range of aviation topics that student pilots must learn during their training.
While this course is great for Student Pilots, it is equally helpful for a Rusty Pilot who is getting back in the air after a layoff, or a pilot preparing for a Flight Review. It’s also a tremendous resource for Flight Instructors to see how Rod teaches complex topics with ease.
In typical Rod Machado fashion, he injects a healthy dose of fun into the explanations and makes dry topics interesting. Rod explains WHY and HOW things work, rather than the traditional ground school review aimed at passing a test. These lessons can help pilots fill gaps in their knowledge and refresh important knowledge they may not have exercised in a long time.
This self-study course should be considered sufficient preparation for the FAA Private Pilot Airplane knowledge exam as per the ground training required by CFAR § 61.105(b)(1) through (13).
You’ll find the certificate at the end of “Pilot Potpourri” and you can print and present it to your testing center when taking the knowledge exam.
Rod’s interactive eLearning courses are a great way to learn complex topics in a simple and engaging way. They offer laughs and lightness that will help you learn and retain without the usual drudgery.
The narrated course includes video, animation, graphics and interactive elements. Each of the course modules includes questions to help test your knowledge and reinforce important concepts. Of course, if questions aren’t your thing, then simply skip them.
This course runs on a laptop or desktop computer, iPad or Android tablet. All you need is an internet connection and you’ll have access to the entire library whenever and wherever you need it.
CFII, ATP, Author and Aviation Speaker
Rod Machado has taught hundreds of pilots from the right seat since he started instructing full time in 1973. In fact, he has over 10,000 hours of dual instruction given! He has also taught thousands of pilots as a classroom instructor, delivering aviation seminars throughout the US, Canada and Europe. This experience gives Rod a unique perspective on the best ways to teach material so his students understand and retain the concepts.
Rod was the AOPA’s National Flight Instructor Spokesman for 15 years and has authored over 400 aviation articles in publications like Flight Training and AOPA Pilot. He co-wrote and co-anchored ABC’s Wide World of Flying for five years and was asked by Microsoft to design the lessons and be the CFI voice for MS Flight Simulator, reaching millions of students and pilots. Rod’s teaching style simplifies the complex, makes bland topics interesting and educates with humor.
Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook and Instrument Pilot’s Handbook are used to train pilots in respected Universities, Flight Schools, FBOs and High Schools throughout the country.
Rod’s Private Pilot Ground School Includes 15 Complete eLearning Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I access this course?
A. The course is available online via a secure, password-protected website. You can watch the videos on Windows PC, Mac, or iPad/Android tablet.
Q. Will my online access ever expire?
A. No. Once you register your login credentials, they will never expire. You will always have access to the program.
Q. Can I view the lessons on my iPad or mobile device?
A. Yes, the ground school is optimized for online viewing. You can watch the videos on any device with an internet connection, no downloading required.
Q. Can I access the course from more than one computer or device?
A. Yes—with your login info, you can access the site as often as you want.
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