Rod Machado’s New IFR Pilot’s Handbok

IFRMachado-350px My old friend Rod Machado has just released his latest book, Rod Machado’s Instrument Pilot’s Handbook. I’d known Rod for years before I recruited him to serve as the flight instructor for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and we’ve collaborated on a few projects (and overlapped at aviation events) since.

Rod Machado’s Instrument Pilot’s Handbook is the companion to his popular and comprehensive Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook, which I’ve used with many students and ground school classes. I’ve been waiting for his IFR book for a couple of years.

Although the FAA just released an updated (and much improved) Instrument Flying Handbook, it’s still an "official" handbook with all that the word implies. Rod’s book covers all of the same material (and much more) in his inimitable style.

Now, I reviewed the entire IFR book–every word–before it went to press (and I wrote the foreword), so I know all about Rod’s penchant for puns and goofy jokes. But I’ve also grown to appreciate just how much he knows about matters aeronautical, and how much of that knowledge you can absorb even while you’re groaning at one of his endless games of wordplay. And even if you don’t read, the pictures alone will expand your knowledge.

To get an idea of what’s inside the new book, check out the excerpts (.pdf).

If you’re an IFR student or an instrument-rated pilot who wants to brush up on the arcana of flying in the clouds, you should get Rod Machado’s Instrument Pilot’s Handbook.

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