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instrument flying

n.
Aircraft navigation by reference to instruments only.

instrument flying

n
(Aeronautics) the navigation of an aircraft by the use of instruments only

in′strument fly`ing


n.
the control and navigation of an aircraft by reference to its instruments only.
[1925–30]
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