Updated: Apr 12, 2022
CHAPTER TITLE: Helicopter Attitude Instrument Flying
Below is a list of the figures (diagrams, charts, and pictures) from the IFH Chapter 8. They are listed in the order they are found in the Instrument Flying Handbook.
A radial scan pattern of the flight instruments enables the helicopter pilot to fully comprehend the condition and direction of the helicopter.
The flight instruments for pitch control are the airspeed indicator, attitude indicator, altimeter, and vertical speed indicator.
The initial pitch correction at normal cruise is one bar width or less.
The flight instruments used for bank control are the attitude, heading, and turn indicators.
The banking scale at the top of the attitude indicator indicates varying degrees of bank. In this example, the helicopter is banked approximately 15° to the right.
Coordinated flight is indicated by centering of the ball.
Flight instrument indications in straight-and-level flight with power increasing.
Flight instrument indications in straight-and-level flight with power decreasing.
Flight instrument indications in straight-and-level flight at normal cruise speed.
Flight instrument indications in straight-and-level flight with airspeed decreasing.
Flight instrument indications during climb entry for a constant-airspeed climb.
Flight instrument indications in a stabilized constant-airspeed climb.
Flight instrument indications in a stabilized constant-rate climb.
Flight instrument indications in a standard-rate turn to the left.
Flight instrument indications for a stabilized left climbing turn at a constant airspeed.
Flight instrument indications during an instrument takeoff.
PFD indications during straight-and-level flight.
PFD indications during a nose-low pitch attitude in a right turn.
MFD display of a moving map.
MFD display of aircraft systems.