CFI Tips: rudder use


Instructors lament the continuous coaching of rudder use while pilots tire of hearing “more right rudder.” But proper rudder use continues to be a pilot weakness. In this tip, Sporty’s CFI, Elliott Fowler, discusses the shortcoming of pilots when it comes to rudder use and tips and drills for improving rudder use and coordinated flight.

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.