Video tip: flying by the instruments

During your private pilot training, you’ll need to log at least 3 hours with your instructor flying the airplane solely by reference to the instruments, typically while wearing a hood or view-limiting device. The goal isn’t to make you proficient in instrument flying, but rather to help you develop the basic flying skills to return to VFR weather should you accidentally fly into a cloud or low visibility conditions.

This week’s tip takes a look at the fundamentals of instrument flying and the common errors you may experience as you improve your instrument scanning procedures.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course.

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