Exercise 30 - Instrument Flying 2 - Straight and Level Flight Climbs, Descents and Turns

PREPARATORY INSTRUCTION

Aim

For the student to learn how to fly in straight and level flight, climbs, descents and turns by sole reference to instruments.

Review

Effects of Controls - Instrument Flying 1

Motivation

A logical sequence towards full control of the aircraft under instrument flight conditions.

Teaching Points

Describe to the student how to select and maintain the following flight regimes, pointing out the required instrument indications, on both full and limited panel:

    1. Straight and level cruising flight.
    2. Airspeed changes at constant altitude.
    3. Climbs and descents at cruise power/airspeed.
    4. Climbs and descents at selected power/airspeed settings.
    5. Climbs and descents to pre-determined altitudes.
    6. Turns.
    7. Turns to pre-determined headings.
    8. Climbing and descending turns.
    9. Climbing and descending turns to pre-determined altitudes and headings.

Confirmation

PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING

AIR LESSON
    1. Demonstrate straight and level flight at various airspeeds, climbs, descents and turns, as briefed.

POST-FLIGHT DEBRIEFING

TIPS FOR INSTRUCTORS
    1. This lesson is likely to involve more than one flight, particularly if the student has no previous instrument flying experience.
    2. At the termination of this lesson, the student should be at a standard where ADF/VOR procedures can be introduced without being compromised by inaccurate flying.
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