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Three phases of an instrument rating

Precision Flight:  Change of Airspeed In Turns 

1. Change from Normal to Low Cruise Airspeed after Turn is Established 

a. Establish a standard rate turn at normal cruise airspeed. 
b. Reduce power 3" to 5" (or 200 to 300 RPM on an aircraft having a fixed pitch propeller) below power required for low cruise airspeed. 
c. Point out the increase in pitch attitude required to maintain altitude as the airspeed decreases. 
d. Point out the reduction in bank required to maintain a standard rate turn as the airspeed decreases. 
e. Point out the similarity to change of airspeed in straight-and-level flight. 
f. The altimeter is primary for pitch and the miniature aircraft of the turn coordinator is primary for bank. 
g. While the airspeed is changing, the manifold pressure gauge (or tachometer) is primary for power. As the airspeed approaches the desired value, the airspeed indicator becomes primary for power. 
h. Stress trim as the airspeed changes. 
2. Change from Low to Normal Cruise Airspeed after Turn is Established.  The procedure parallels that given above except - 
a. The power must be overshot 3" to 5" (or 200 to 300 RPM on an aircraft having a fixed pitch propeller). 
b. The pitch is lowered to maintain altitude. 
c. The bank is increased to maintain a standard rate turn. 
3. Change Airspeed and Enter Turn Simultaneously.  The procedure is the same as that described above, except the turn entry and power change are started simultaneously. 

4. Student Practice - Make changes of airspeed in turns: 

a. After the turn has been established. 
b. Entering turn and changing airspeed simultaneously. 
c. With all available instruments. 
d. Without the attitude indicator and heading indicator. 

Precision Flight:  Climbs and Descents to Predetermined Altitudes and Headings 

1. Climbs to Predetermined Altitudes and Headings (Climb 1,000 feet and turn 360°) 

a. Change airspeed to climbing airspeed in straight-and-level flight. 
b. When the clock second hand indicates the starting time (12, 3, 6, or 9), change pitch, bank, and power simultaneously. Enter a standard rate climbing turn (3° per second and 500 feet per minute). 
c. Control bank as in timed turns, checking heading every 15 seconds after the first 30 seconds. 
d. Control pitch as in rate climbs, checking altitude every 15 seconds after the first 30 seconds. 
e. Consider lag in heading and altitude. Maintain lag throughout the maneuver. 
f. Roll-out on correct heading and level-off on correct altitude, regardless of time. 
2. Descents to Predetermined Altitudes and Headings (Descend 1,000 feet and turn 360°) 
a. Change airspeed to descending airspeed in straight-and-level flight. 
b. Make a descending turn paralleling procedures outlined above for climb. 
3. Student Practice - Make climbs and descents to altitudes and headings: 

a. With all available instruments. 
b. Without the heading indicator and attitude indicator.

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