Flying with No Instruments

When is the last time you flew totally VFR? No flight instruments, on purpose. We have done this to varying degrees at points in our training. But when is the last time you tried it out?


On a recent flight after having not flown for quite a while we went ahead and decided to go completely VFR and covered the entire 6 pack with “failed instrument” covers. And would you believe it, I flew better than I had in a long time!

It is amazing how much we rely (partly through necessary training) on our instruments, and it is all too easy to forget to just fly the airplane, to fly by the seat of our pants and just see and feel the airplane.

If you haven’t done it before, maybe try it out with an experienced instructor or someone you trust.

Airspeed Malfunction! – Cirrus

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