Introduction to Basic Instruments
T-45C TS & ADV BIFP-02
You should gain a sound understanding of basic instrument flying
early in your training. The Basic Instrument lessons that you are
about to take will provide you with the necessary information you
need to master the complexities of instrument flight.
This lesson covers the location, purpose, and use of the cockpit
instruments and how to scan them in the most efficient matter. Later
in the curriculum, you will learn to apply this information to operate
safely in low visibility environments.
This lesson provides an overview to prepare you for using basic
instruments. Later study sessions and hands-on lessons will
address transitions, instrument turns, S patterns, TACAN/VOR
procedures, instrument failures, partial panel techniques, stalls and
In this lesson, we will study:
Control instruments (attitude)
Control instruments (power)
Basic instrument scan
Entering instrument mission data
As you move through the lesson, note that some instruments have
multiple functions and, therefore, appear in two or more categories
(e.g., the ADI).