partial-panel flight

partial-panel flight

A flight in instrument conditions that utilizes only part of the instrument panel. This type of flight, whether actual or simulated for training purposes, may be needed as a result of a faulty gyro(s) or a pressure instrument(s). The same as limited panel flying.
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Try some or all of this using backup instruments, in reversionary mode, using your number two radios and displays, or in simulated partial-panel flight.
Situations like thunderstorm encounters, airframe icing, bird strikes, partial-panel flight or inadvertent visual flight into instrument conditions generally aren't covered in emergency checklists (although Cessna does include some of these scenarios in its POHs).
Craig about MTSU's experience with pilots in partial-panel flight.
However, an important point is that both groups of pilots had received significant, recent training in partial-panel flight prior to the test.
Transition to partial-panel flight using the available backups.
Partial-panel flight is not intended for completing a planned trip all the way home or to destination.
At that point he transitions to no-backup, partial-panel flight using whatever gauges remain operating in his/her primary scan.
In his experience, glass-cockpit pilots indeed identify failed instruments more quickly and transition to partial-panel flight, but they "struggle a little more with the small [round-gauge] attitude indicator.
Outside of a simulator, it's virtually impossible to present the transition accurately in aircraft--meaning that most pilots never learn the necessary and life-saving skill of identifying a failed instrument and transitioning to partial-panel flight outside of classroom or preflight discussions.

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