instrument flight


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instrument flight

Flight in which the path and attitude of the aircraft are controlled solely by reference to instruments.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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(NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 407GXi.
has announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) certificate for the Navy training helicopter Bell 407GXi, the company said.
He was told the airport was operating under instrument flight rules, due to low visibility and haze.
Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of extremely high temperature and high altitude.
NAN reports that an Instrument Rating, in Aviation Parlance, is a qualification that pilot must have in addition to a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot License to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
In the 1993 Hicks Letter, the FAA Chief Counsel considered sections 91.109(c) and 61.51(e)(l)(iii) together, concluding that simulated instrument flight is an operation requiring more than one pilot.
Many IFR pilots feel one of the main advantages of filing and flying on a clearance is that they no longer need to be concerned about visibility and cloud clearance requirements: "If you can see it you can fly it, and if you can't see it you're on the gauges." The truth is that instrument flight often includes times when the pilot needs to operate under visual separation requirements.
After all, an instrument pilot with an IFR-clueless safety pilot who is a private pilot can log time under the hood in flight that counts toward recent instrument flight time.
He said it has dual control and a full instrument flight panel on the pilot and co-pilot site for crew coordination training.
According to the board's research, the company's operating certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Agency (former name of the Federal Aviation Administration), "permitted the carrying of passengers for hire within the continental limits of the United States in accordance with visual flight rules, both day and night." There was no provision in their certificate for their pilots to operate under instrument flight rules.
In Antarctica, Hawley and one other pilot will flight inspect navigational aids, so that other aircraft can fly under what is known as instrument flight rules conditions, or IFR, rather than visual flight rules, or VFR.

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