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instrument flying

noun
1.
the control and navigation of an aircraft by reference to its gauges, with no or only limited visual reference outside the cockpit.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • As pilots gain proficiency in instrument flying, they become less susceptible to these illusions and their effects.
  • instrument flying for all segments of the aviation industry would become routine within the next decade.
  • Last minute changes in approach procedures are a routine part of instrument flying.
  • Legal instrument flying requires advanced training, an instrument rating, and sophisticated avionic equipment.
  • He flew into the line, made a good contact, then immediately went over to instrument flying to avoid vertigo.
British Dictionary definitions for instrument flying

instrument flying

noun
1.
the navigation of an aircraft by the use of instruments only
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