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Instrument Flying Handbook
Using an Electronic Flight Display
Learning Methods Control and Performance

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Instrument Flying
Handbook

Preface

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Human Factors
Chapter 2. Aerodynamic Factors
Chapter 3. Flight Instruments
Chapter 4. Section I
Airplane Attitude Instrument
Flying
Using Analog Instrumentation
Chapter 4. Section II
Airplane Attitude Instrument
Flying
Using an Electronic Flight
Display

Chapter 5. Section I
Airplane Basic
Flight Maneuvers
Using Analog Instrumentation
Chapter 5. Section II
Airplane Basic
Flight Maneuvers
Using an Electronic Flight
Display

Chapter 6. Helicopter
Attitude Instrument Flying

Chapter 7. Navigation Systems
Chapter 8. The National
Airspace System

Chapter 9. The Air Traffic
Control System

Chapter 10. IFR Flight
Chapter 11. Emergency
Operations

Emergency Back-up of the Airspeed indicator, Attitude indicator, and Altitude indicator.
Figure 4-24. Emergency Back-up of the Airspeed indicator, Attitude indicator, and Altitude indicator.

Control and Performance Method
Aircraft performance is accomplished by controlling the
aircraft attitude and power output. Aircraft attitude is the
relationship of its longitudinal and lateral axes to tile Earth's
horizon. When flying in instrument flight conditions, the
pilot controls the attitude of the aircraft by referencing the
flight instruments and manipulating the power output of the
engine to achieve the performance desired. This method can
be used to achieve a specific performance level enabling a
pilot to perform any basic instrument maneuver.

The instrumentation can be broken up into three different
categories: control, performance, and navigation,

Control Instruments
The control instruments depict immediate attitude and power
changes. The instrument for attitude display is the attitude
indicator. Power changes are directly reflected on the manifold
pressure gauge and the tachometer. [Figure 4-25] All three
of these instruments can reflect small adjustments, allowing
for precise control of aircraft attitude.

Control Instruments.
Figure 4-25. Control Instruments.
 

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