an aircraft landing accomplished by use of gauges on the instrument panel and ground-based radio equipment, with limited reference to outside visual signals.
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Origin of instrument landing
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for instrument landing
an aircraft landing relying only upon instruments and ground radio devices, usually made when visibility is very poor
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