practice instrument approach

practice instrument approach

An instrument approach procedure conducted by either a VFR (visual flight rules) or an IFR (instrument flight rules) aircraft for the purpose of training pilots or demonstrating proficiency.
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After a practice instrument approach at NAS Corpus Christi, Lt.
At 1930 Pacific time, the airplane impacted mountainous terrain while on a practice instrument approach. The private pilot and flight instructor were seriously injured; the airplane was substantially damaged.
If you're on a practice instrument approach talking with Approach, an exception may be made by the Tower for entering Class D without establishing communication with it first.
For example, the following operations are not authorized within the designated airspace's 10-30 nm outer ring: "Flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider operations, seaplane operations, parachute operations, ultralight, hang gliding, balloon operations, agriculture/crop dusting, animal population control flight operations, banner towing operations, sightseeing operations, maintenance test flights, model aircraft operations, model rocketry, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and utility and pipeline survey operations." Within the innermost 10 nm ring, you must be operating on a Transportation Security Administration-approved security plan to gain access.
One pilot told his wife before the flight he planned to practice instrument approaches with the cabin lights turned up so he couldn't see outside.
The other day my favorite CFII and I were reviewing our upcoming practice instrument approaches into Mineral Wells, Texas.

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