Flight 5 - System and Equipment Malfunctions

  • Increase proficiency in full- and partial-panel attitude instrument flying.
  • Manage systems and equipment malfunctions.
Learning Objectives
Preflight Discussion
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Magnetic Compass Errors
Explain Timed Turns
Perform Preflight Risk Assessment
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Practice Full-Panel: Constant Rate Climbs
Practice Full-Panel: Constant Rate Descents
Practice Full-Panel: Timed Turns to Magnetic Compass Headings
Practice Partial-Panel: Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes
Practice Partial-Panel: Timed Turns to Magnetic Compass Headings
Practice Partial-Panel: Magnetic Compass Turns
Practice Partial-Panel: Constant Rate Climbs
Practice Partial-Panel: Constant Rate Descents
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Practice Electrical System Failure
Practice Vacuum Pump Failure
Practice Gyroscopic Instrument Failure
Practice Pitot-Static Instrument Failure
Practice Loss of Primary Flight Instrument Indications
Practice Full-Panel: Steep Turns
Practice Full-Panel: Maneuvering During Slow Flight
Practice Full-Panel: Power-Off Stalls
Practice Full-Panel: Power-On Stalls
Practice Partial-Panel: Straight and Level Flight
Practice Partial-Panel: Standard-Rate Turns
Practice Partial-Panel: Change of Airspeed
Practice Partial-Panel: Constant Airspeed Climbs
Practice Partial-Panel: Constant Airspeed Descents
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique maneuvers/procedures and SRM
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • Demonstrate understanding of IFR instrument systems operations.
  • Recognize and manage systems and equipment malfunctions.
  • During partial-panel instrument references, maintain positive aircraft control with altitude +- 200 feet, heading +-15 degrees, airspeed +- 15 knots, and desired climb and descent rates of +- 150 feet per minute.