hand flying

hand flying

Manually flying an autopilot-equipped aircraft.
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Add a couple other accumulated errors of perhaps your glideslope receiver being a dot off and perhaps you're hand flying and are a dot off, and (per the article) a rapidly falling altimeter that's perhaps already a bit lower than the last published setting.
The student may be involved in hand flying the aircraft for just three or four minutes for every hour he is in the air, yet the whole time gets counted as hours of flight time.
Our last defined exercise should prepare you to get home via VORs, on or off Victor airways, hand flying the entire trip--takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, landing.
Successful trainees will then hold a Second Officer position allowing them to gain first hand flying experience "on the line" as Operating Flight Crew.
OH what lovely memories I have of long car journeys, punctuated by my dad's hand flying back to rap us on the arm for bad behaviour.
The blast was so fierce that it smashed the windows of a Mercedes van parked in a nearby lane and sent parts of Conlon's hand flying through the air.
I too discovered that I was really getting sloppy with my hand flying in challenging conditions and resolved to make letting George fly the exception.
My results while hand flying were less than exemplary.
For example, if you're hand flying, it's instinctive to slow down in this situation--you'll just maintain altitude for a moment with the power back, then re-trim for the lower speed and let the descent begin.
Just like turning off cruise control in the car when driving in the snow, hand flying while using all the toys puts you more in tune with your normal flight routines, without artificially limiting what you see or do.