Ground 2 - Flight Instruments

Objective

The purpose of this lesson is for the learn to:

  • explain the function and operation of the flight instrument systems and components
  • recognize the limitations and common errors of the flight instrument systems and components
Preparation

Study these chapters in the Jeppesen Instrument Commercial Textbook and answer the end-of-section review questions.

  • Chapter 2: Principles of Instrument Flight
    • Section A: Flight Instrument Systems

Prepare for the knowledge test by studying these section of the ASA Instrument Rating test prep book.

  • Chapter 3: Flight Instruments
Learning Objectives
IFR Flight Required Instruments
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain FAA Instrument Requirements (14 CFR 91.215)
Explain Instrument and Equipment Inspection Requirements
Gyroscopic Flight Instruments
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Operation of System
Explain Error and Failure Modes
Explain Instrument Check
Magnetic Compass
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Operation of System
Explain Errors
Explain Instrument Check
Pitot-Static Instruments
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Operation of System
Explain Errors and Failure Modes
Explain Instrument Check
Digital Flight Instruments
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Operation of System
Explain Errors and Failure Modes
Explain Instrument Check
Explain Data Presentation
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • explain required instruments for flight under IFR
  • explain flight instrument principle of operations, instrument systems and instrument errors