Basic Instrument Maneuvers
When AOA and VSI needles are moving in the same direction, energy can be traded with nose movement
and a coordinated power adjustment as necessary. For example, trade increasing descent rate (VSI
needle moving down) and decreasing AOA (needle moving down) by adjusting the nose up. As descent
rate decreases and AOA slows to optimum, adjust power as necessary to maintain desired VSI. Make
this trade off in a timely, controlled manner and avoid abrupt nose movements that rapidly change VSI.
MISSED APPROACH CLIMB OUT AND LEVEL OFF
Simultaneously advance throttle to MRT, retract speed brakes and rotate at optimum AOA, to
approximately 10-12 degrees nose up. Maintain this ADI attitude through the transition. Rate of climb
should increase toward 2,000 fpm. With positive rates on the altimeter and VSI, call for the gear
(minimum of 100 ft AGL). Backstick force will be required to maintain attitude and climb as the gear
comes up. At a minimum of 300 ft AGL, with 125 KIAS minimum indicated, the flaps may be called for
and moved from FULL to 1/2. With 140 KIAS minimum, the flaps may be called for and raised from FULL
or 1/2 to UP (do not raise flaps in a turn). Again, backstick will be required to maintain attitude and
prevent rapid acceleration through 200 KIAS. Report aircraft clean before 200 KIAS. As aircraft
accelerates toward climb airspeed (200 KIAS GCA box, 250 KIAS otherwise), increase backstick to
maintain this airspeed.
Once established in a clean MRT climb out (a 200 KIAS MRT clean climb out will stabilize at
approximately 4,000 fpm and 20 degrees nose up; a 250 KIAS MRT clean climb out will stabilize at
approximately 6,000 plus fpm and 18 degrees nose up), lead level off by 1,000 ft, smoothly reducing
power for desired airspeed and allowing the nose to drop.