blind flying


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Synonyms for blind flying

using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc

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Myers' involvement in blind flying came about after subjecting Ocker to the Jones-Barany revolving chair during that exam.
One of the best demonstrations of the utility of blind flying was conducted in 1929 by a young Army Lieutenant named "Jimmie" Doolittle, who completed "a 15 mile circuit which included blind take off and landing.
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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.