Nose High Attitude
A normal nose high attitude is any attitude where the nose is less than 30º nose up
pitch and the airspeed is equal to or greater than 100 knots. (See Figure 312.)
Immediately check gyro for nose position (less than 30º up).
Crosscheck airspeed for 100 knots or greater and check turn needle as you
return to the gyro.
Lower the nose toward the level flight attitude, maintaining AOB.
Approaching level flight, level the wings, center the ball, and maintain
The nose and wings reach the straight and level flight attitude
Level flight is airspeed dependent and will necessarily be
found above the horizon for all recovery airspeeds less than 150
knots and below the horizon for airspeeds greater than 150 knots.
(a) Not checking airspeed and making a normal nose high recovery with less
than 100 knots.
(b) Lowering the nose completely to the horizon, then rolling the wings level.
This type of recovery tends to produce vertigo.
Extreme Nose High Attitude
An extreme nose high attitude is equal to or greater than 30º nose up pitch or less
than 100 knots, with the nose above the horizon. (See Figure 313.)
Immediately check gyro for nose position (30º or more pitch) and wing
Crosscheck airspeed indicator for less than 100 knots.
BASIC INSTRUMENTS FLIGHT PROCEDURES 3-33