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Airplane Basic Flight Maneuvers Using Analog Instrumentation
Basic Instrument Flight Patterns

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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

Circling Approach Patterns
Pattern I

At A, start timing for 2 minutes from A to B; reduce
airspeed to approach speed. [Figure 5-45]

2. At B, make a standard rate turn to the left for 45°.

3. At the completion of the turn, time for 45 seconds to
C,

4. At C, turn to the original heading; fly 1 minute to D,
lowering the landing gear and flaps.

5. At D, turn right I 80°, rolling-out at E on the reciprocal
of the entry heading.

6. At E, enter a 500 fpm rate descent. At the end of a 500
foot descent, enter a straight constant-airspeed climb,
retracting gear and flaps.


Circling Approach Pattern 1
5-45. Circling Approach Pattern 1 (Imaginary Runway).

Pattern II
Steps:

1. At A, start timing for 2 minutes from A to B; reduce
airspeed to approach speed. [Figure 5-46]

2. At B, make a standard rate turn to the left for 45°.
3. At the completion of the turn, time for 1 minute to
C.
4. At C, turn right for 180° to D; fly for 1-1/2 minutes
to B, lowering the landing gear and flaps.

5. At E, turn right for 180°, rolling-out at F.
6. At F, enter a 500 fpm rate descent. At the end of a 500
foot descent, enter a straight constant-airspeed climb,
retracting gear and flaps.

Circling Approach Pattern II

Figure 5-46. Circling Approach Pattern. 11 (Imaginary Runway).

 
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