instrument flying

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

Origin of instrument flying

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

instrument flying

noun
  1. the navigation of an aircraft by the use of instruments only
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