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A pilot since 1970 and an active flight instructor since 1973, Rod is also a National Aviation Safety Counselor, as well as the instructor on Microsoft Flight Simulator and the author of seven aviation books. He has over 10,000 hours of flight experience earned the hard way—one CFI hour at a time. He was named the 1991 Western Region Flight Instructor of the Year. You can read his monthly column, “License to Learn,” in AOPA Pilot magazine as well as his monthly columns in Flight Training Magazine. Rod also holds degrees in aviation science and psychology.

Posts by Rod Machado

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Through Coordination and G-Force Sensitivity, You Too Can Earn Your Black Belt in Stall Prevention! By the age of seven, I had lost faith …

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Aviation desperately needs flight instructors who are willing to nest for awhile. It was early in the morning when a baby sparrow nested in …

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Pilots need to spend more time practicing recovery from stalls and spins. A few things bother me. For instance, my wife and I live in …

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IFR Training is a Demanding Aviation Training Marathon. They put you in an airplane, restrict one of your five senses by attaching a medieval …

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