Ground 3 - Attitude Instrument Flying


The purpose of this lesson is to:

  • develop the learner's fundamentals instrument skills: instrument cross-check, instrument interpretation, and aircraft control
  • develop the learner's understanding of instrument flying techniques, including attitude instrument flight learning methods, basic maneuvers, partial panel flight and unusual attitude recovery

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

  • Chapter 2: Principles of Instrument Flight
    • Section B: Attitude Instrument Flying
Learning Objectives
Fundamental Skills
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Instrument Cross-Check
Explain Instrument Interpretation
Explain Aircraft Control
Attitude Instrument Flying Learning Methods
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Control and Performance Method
Explain Primary and Supporting Methods
Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Full Panel: Straight-and-Level Flight
Explain Full Panel: Change of Airspeed
Explain Full Panel: Standard-Rate Turns
Explain Full Panel: Constant Airspeed Climbs
Explain Full Panel: Climbing Turns
Explain Full Panel: Constant Airspeed Descents
Explain Full Panel: Descending Turns
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • explain and demonstrate methods for instrument cross check, instrument interpretation and aircraft control
  • explain and demonstrate recognition and methods for coping with instrument failures
  • explain and demonstrate recognition of and recovery procedures for unusual attitude recoveries