CPL/IFR Seminar 8: Instrument Flying

Pre-Reading:

What is Different about IFR?

  1. Is it really different? Or do you think about it differently?
  2. If it is different from VFR, specifically how? And exactly what is different?
  3. In what ways is IFR the same as VFR flying?

Why do you have to trust your instruments?

  1. Can you feel a a bank or a turn?
  2. Can you feel a pitch change?
  3. Why is it a good idea not to move your head?
  4. What would lead you to not trust an instrument?
  5. Where are your eyes during a turn?
  6. What happens if you watch only heading during a turn?

How does Equilibrium help in Instrument Flying?

  1. Which instrument do you need to keep the airplane in equilibrium?
  2. What is the first thing to do if you see the airplane is not in equilibrium (and it’s not because of something you did)?
  3. What is the advantage to keeping the airplane in equilibrium as much as possible?
  4. When do you need the most precision in your flying?
  5. What can you do to make sure you have the precision when you need it?

What does having standards do for you?

  1. Shouldn’t you always being doing the best you can?
  2. How do you know how well you can do?
  3. How can you learn to do better?

What about having limits?

Perhaps a question for another day . . .

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