More Right Rudder

More Right Rudder is a collection of content hosted by NAFI in Podcast form for on the go flight instructors. Each episode consists of unique content, previously released presentations and videos including MentorLive, 10 Question Challenge, NOTAMs Blog, and Briefing Room. Join NAFI:

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Join the NAFI family here: Watch the original interview: Visit Rod Machado's website and online storefront at: Don't forget to join Rod Machado’s CFI affiliate program: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today's guest Rod Machado has taught...         hundreds to fly from the right seat as a Certified Flight Instructor     thousands as a classroom instructor    350,000+ through his over 400 aviation articles    100,000+ through his training materials    Several million with his flight lessons on MS Flight Simulator  Rod... ... has degrees in Psychology and Aviation Science... is Airline Transport Pilot rated with all fixed wing-flight powered instructor ratings...started instructing student pilots full time in 1973...taught grounds schools often to classrooms of 200 starting in 1975...has taught many hundreds of aviation safety seminars—US, Canada & Europe...has taught hundreds of Flight Instructor Re-validation Clinics—US, Canada & Europe...10,000 hours flying were earned the HARD WAY—ONE flight instructor hour at a and co-anchored ABC’s Wide World of Flying for five years...was the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's National Flight Instructor Spokesman for 15 years (AOPA is the largest aviation association)... asked by Microsoft to design the lessons and be CFI voice for MS Flight Simulator...was a columnist for AOPA Pilot magazine for 18 years...was a columnist for Flight Training magazine for 25 years...personally writes and illustrates all of his own training materials—unlike some who put their name on employee's work...uses humor like no other to help you remember the lessons...has Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido black belts and 20 years experience in Gracie Jujitsu  (Maybe why Rod never has difficulty collecting his instructor fees.)

Tuesday Sep 20, 2022

Join NAFI: Watch Full Video Here: Learn More about Joli Lucas Here: INTO THE ALLIGATOR'S MOUTH: PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL FLIGHT MINIMUMS  This workshop centers on the psychology of personal minimums. Like any healthy examination of relationships, we will focus on: Why we create them,  Why we commit them to paper (or not),  When we fudge on them, What we learn from them, and  What we hope never to again experience.  Drawing on interviews with a wide range of folks from newly minted Private Pilots, through pilots of all experience levels, Flight instructors, and Designated Pilot Examiners. Pilots of all genders, and flight experience from low hundreds to tens of thousands of hours. As one DPE pondered, "How far do I put my head in an alligator's mouth before I can get it out?" Let's start an honest discussion on ways that we can keep ourselves safe in the airplane or on the ground. Because in the end, cheating on your minimums is cheating on yourself. About the Presenter: Jolie Lucas makes her home on the Central Coast of California with her mini-Golden, Mooney. She is a Mooney owner, licensed psychotherapist, and instrument-rated Commercial Pilot working on her multi-engine rating. Ms. Lucas is a nationally-known aviation presenter and aviation writer. Jolie is the Vice President of Region 4 for the California Pilots Association.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

Join NAFI:  Episode Sponsor: Gleim Aviation ( Join us for our conversation with Art Hayssen Owner of Hayssen Aviation Mountain Flying Adventures  ( as we discuss tips and advice for learning mountain flying and getting into mountain flying flight instruction. Art shares some of his stories of flying at high altitude airports and what he did to break into the business teaching this type of niche flight instruction.  

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

Join NAFI: Watch This Presentation on YouTube" This Episode's Sponsor Flying Eyes: Enter Discount Code NAFI on checkout to safe 10% off your order! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Flight Instructors are the foundation to the flight training community. The quality, proficiency, knowledge, skill and professionalism of our industry for decades to come depend on the quality of our Flight Instructors NOW! Ten Things Every CFI Should Know will present you with some wisdom gained from the experiences of others to make you a better flight instructor.  You don't have to be an CFI to appreciate the lessons learned. Andrew Dow is a 6-Time NAFI Master CFI, 5-Time Master Ground Instructor, Designated Pilot Examiner, CFII/MEI. Andrew currently works as an Assistant Professor of Aviation at Quincy University and is an independent Flight Instructor specializing in aircraft insurance checkouts. Brian Schiff is a major airline captain. Schiff’s roots are deeply planted in general aviation where he has flown a wide variety of aircraft (97 types). His total flying time exceeds 20,000 hours. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and is a 35-year Gold Seal flight instructor and FAA Safety Team Representative.

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

Join NAFI: www.nafinet.orgWatch this presentation here! Earn FAA Wings Credits for listening: more about the transition from the “Sage on the Stage” teaching model to the “Guide on the Side” method. They will discuss the five steps of effective collaborative critique: Replay, Reconstruct, Reflect, Redirect, and Review. Susan Parson is an active general aviation pilot and Master instructor and serves as Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standards Service, is editor of FAA Safety Briefing magazine, and lead on the ACS project. She holds an ATP certificate, ground and flight instructor certificates with instrument, single engine, and multi-engine land ratings. She instructs for her Leesburg-based C182 flying club and the Civil Air Patrol. Susan authored several online training courses and over 80 GA safety articles. Paul Preidecker is chief flight instructor and examiner for a regional airline, has 7,500 hours, an ATP Certificate and type ratings in the CL-65 and Do-328. He’s a simulator and line check airman, FAA Aircrew Program Designee, and FAA Designated Observer with 6,800+ hours of instruction given in Part 61 and Part 121 operations. He volunteers on the NAFI Professional Development Program committee and in many other capacities with industry and the FAA and serves as a member of the NAFI Board of Directors. An accomplished aviator and teacher, Paul aims to contribute to aviation safety blending accepted best practices between GA and Part 121.

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

Join NAFI: Check out Beth's "Bad Ass Pilot Babes Podcast" Here Pilot, Author, Podcaster, and NAFI's brand new Director of Publications and Editor Beth Stanton joins the More Right Rudder Family! Beth shares with us her background, the details of how she became NAFI Editor, and how she feels about working for NAFI.

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Andy Watson, Author of "The Pilot's Guide to Air Traffic Control" shares a special tip for flight instructors in the practice area.

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

Join NAFI: www.nafinet.orgThank you to This Episode's Sponsor Pilotedge! Be sure to join them for SimVenture July 14th through 17th for virtual AirVenture arrival and fun! For more information and to register see: Purchase Andy's Book "The Pilot's Guide to Air Traffic Control" Today we are joined by Pilot, Author, and Professional Air Traffic Controller Andy Watson. Andy shares a ATC controller's view on pilots, human error, and what types of interesting stories he shares in his book. Learn what ATC wants pilots to know, and what flight instructors should be teaching their students.

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Join NAFI: Watch the Presentation and Claim your FAA Wings Credits: Do you feel like a nervous expectant parent when sending your student for an FAA Knowledge Test or Practical Exam? Does your student arrive in a cold sweat, biting nails, and twitching before the exams with performance limiting "checkrideitis"? During this broadcast we will discuss methods to help your student and you gain more confidence when preparing for an FAA Exam. You will discover tips and lessons learned on topics such as: identifying and overcoming challenges specific to each student, student knowledge versus memorization, the role of published materials, encouraging nervous students, and more. Judy Rice: Judy Rice, Founder and Captain of Think Global Flight, 2015 around-the-world flight of adventure promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) education and inspiring students. This historic international flight visited over 10,000 students across the globe. She is an instrument rated commercial, multi-engine, Citation type-rated pilot, advance ground instructor, certified flight instructor and logged over 3,000 hours in numerous aircraft. Rice values sixteen years as a special education specialist because it gave her a broad knowledge of the learning process. She pursued her life-long dream at age 40 earning her first set of wings. Captain Rice holds the world absolute NAA Speed Over a Recognized Course Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Reykjavik, Iceland and the FAI Circumnavigator Certificate. She is the proud owner of a Grumman TR2 airplane. Her ultimate life goal, flight instructing, was realized by relying on outstanding mentors. Fred Nauer: A National Instructor Hall of Fame Member, Fred has been instructing since '92, he is a CFII, MEI, Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor, and retired USAF officer. He is a role model and mentor to new instructors, leading by example and emphasizing safety in all areas of training. He is currently the chief instructor at Thunderbird Aviation in Eden Prairie, MN. Nauer ran the Wild Blue Wonders project at EAA. The program introduced middle school students to science, math, and creative writing, designed to foster an interest in aviation. Working with Judy Rice, the navigation portion of the program became part of Think Global Flight, a project designed for educators worldwide to introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to students. While earning his Masters in Aerospace Education at Middle Tennessee State University, he partnered with Embry-Riddle to develop a program to educate FAA air safety inspectors in the transition to and use of glass cockpit avionics. Mike Thompson: Mike Thompson is a CFII since 1979. He served eight years with the US Coast Guard and conducted flight instruction part-time. After active duty, Thompson earned a master’s degree in education while teaching airframe and power-plant mechanics. He then went on to spend eight years as an instructional-design consultant on projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Kuwait. In 2013, after working in college administration as a dean, he retired and continues to teach and fly as a flight instructor out of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Mike is the author of "Telling Is Not Teaching" The Flight Instructors Handbook 

Saturday Jun 18, 2022

Join NAFI: A Special Message from NAFI's UAV Task Force consisting of Bob Meder NAFI Chair Emeritus, Jon Damush CEO of Iris Automation (, and Wayne Bailey Founder of Blue Ridge Mountain Drones ( For more information about Drone Safety Day, see the FAA Website:

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