blind flying


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blind flying

Flying an aircraft solely with reference to aircraft instruments and without reference to outside visual cues.
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In the words of the familiar vernacular, 'there ain't no such animal!'" His presentation "was followed by some of the most spirited discussion the [Aero Medical] Association has ever witnessed," with Ocker and Jones in adamant support of the term "blind flying." A year earlier, Ocker and Jones had said, "Any good pilot who understands his vestibular sense, and who is taught to fly blind, can now do so with complete safety.
He resolved to go on for exactly thirty minutes before diving through the fog, and after exactly thirty minutes of blind flying he slowly decreased his altitude.
Perry also tested radio equipment that made blind flying possible, and made air-express history when he raced newspapers recounting the Tunney-Dempsey fight from New York to Chicago so the story could be hawked in the Loop the next morning.