instrument flying


noun

the control and navigation of an aircraft by reference to its gauges, with no or only limited visual reference outside the cockpit.

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Origin of instrument flying

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for instrument flying

instrument flying

noun

the navigation of an aircraft by the use of instruments only
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