blind flying

Flying an aircraft solely with reference to aircraft instruments and without reference to outside visual cues.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • blind flying — noun using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc. • Syn: ↑blind landing • Hypernyms: ↑flight, ↑flying * * * blind flying, = instrument flying. (Cf. ↑instrument flying) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind flying — flying of an aircraft solely by means of a control panel and unaided by vision of the ground or sky …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Flying Blind, Flying Safe — Infobox Book name = Flying Blind, Flying Safe image caption = Front cover author = Mary Schiavo, with Sabra Chartrand illustrator = cover artist = country = USA language = English subject = United States Department of Transportation, Federal… …   Wikipedia

  • Blind flying panel — A blind flying panel is a sub panel in the cockpit containing six instruments mounted away from the main panel on three rubber suspension points. All the instruments on the blind flying panel are vacuum powered from a vacuum pump fitted on one of …   Wikipedia

  • blind-flying panel — A part of an instrument panel in the aircraft with six basic instruments used for blind or instrument flying: an ASI (air speed indicator), a VSI (vertical speed indicator), an altimeter, a TSI (turn and slip indicator), an artificial horizon,… …   Aviation dictionary

  • blind — blind1 W3S2 [blaınd] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(unable to see)¦ 2 be blind to something 3 turn a blind eye (to something) 4 not take/pay a blind bit of notice 5 not make a blind bit of difference 6¦(feelings)¦ 7¦(road)¦ 8 the blind leading the blind… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blind — blindingly, adv. blindness, n. /bluynd/, adj., blinder, blindest, v., n., adv. adj. 1. unable to see; lacking the sense of sight; sightless: a blind man. 2. unwilling or unable to perceive or understand: They were blind to their children s faults …   Universalium

  • blind — 1 /blaInd/ adjective 1 CAN T SEE a) unable to see: He was nearly blind in one eye. | go blind (=become blind): In later stages of the disease, sufferers often go blind. b) the blind (plural) people who are unable to see: talking books for the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blind landing — noun using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc. • Syn: ↑blind flying • Hypernyms: ↑flight, ↑flying * * * blind landing, Especially British. = instrument landing. (Cf. ↑instrument landing) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind — [[t]blaɪnd[/t]] adj. blind•er, blind•est, v. n. adv. 1) oph unable to see; lacking the sense of sight 2) unwilling or unable to understand: blind to their faults[/ex] 3) not characterized or determined by reason or control: blind chance[/ex] 4)… …   From formal English to slang

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