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Greetings Everyone:

Thank you for visiting my newest site. And thank you for letting me help you learn to fly or learn more about flying. In this site you'll find many resources that I hope will assist you in enjoying aviation. There are many articles under the Articles menu that answer questions you might have. My Blog also has something for everyone, including a minimalist flight training syllabus for instructors to videos on piloting techniques ranging from "When to Begin the Landing Flare" to interesting aspects of psychology such as "The Troxler Effect." So please feel free to explore, and if you have any questions, use the contact link at the top of the page to contact me. I answer all my emails personally. Sometimes it takes a few days to get to them all, but I do...eventually.

Rod Machado

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Latest Posts

  • Risk Management? Really?

    Is the emperor naked? It sure looks that way. The illusion here is based on the FAA’s belief that student pilots can be taught risk management skills. Learning to manage risk, however, requires prerequisite knowledge that student pilots typically do... read more

  • Reluctant Moms and Dads

    Suppose I told you I could get your child to enthusiastically study geography, math, physics, chemistry, and psychology. After you had my head examined, would you be interested? Oh, and as a bonus I can get him or her to... read more

  • The Ultimate "Minimalist" Syllabus

    The Ultimate Minimalist Syllabus    This link takes you to a page where you can download a PDF of the FAA’s original private pilot syllabus published in 1971. This syllabus was found in the back of the old FAA Flight... read more

  • The Cost of Learning to Fly

    The Cost of Learning to Fly    At a recent aviation seminar, I listened to a fellow lament the substantial cost of learning to fly. He confessed to spending upwards of $14,500 to obtain his private pilot certificate. Ka-ching! To... read more

  • Two Minds, if You Don't Mind

       Why should you focus on the basics of flight training if you're a student pilot? And if you are an experienced pilot, why should you practice the basics every time you fly? The answers to these two questions are found... read more

  • Am I Too Young to Begin Flight Training?

    Am I Too Young to Begin Training? How Do I Pay for It?  Dear Mr. Machado:   I'm currently confused about something and would like your help. Before I go any further I’d like to tell you that I am currently... read more