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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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.
Jones, who in 1937 said, "To master blind flying, the pilot needs just two things: a knowledge of his instruments and a knowledge of his ears.
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.