Course Title: 5.04 Basic Instrument Flying - Single Engine

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6010 Diploma of Air Transport (Airline Pilot)

Course Title: 5.04 Basic Instrument Flying - Single Engine

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 9

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Course Contact: Raymond Meyer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9394 9903

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Course Description

To acquire the skills necessary to fly an aircraft on instruments, using full panel and limited panel.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of Modules 1.01 to 2.11 or 1.01 to 3.08, or a Private Pilot’s Licence (for students undertaking a Command Instrument Rating only).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBF945 5.04 Basic Instrument Flying - Single Engine


1. Locate and demonstrate the use of the information contained in standard pilot reference documents.

2. State and demonstrate the purpose and methods of daily and pre-flight inspections for IFR flight.

3. Perform the procedures and checks for taxiing for IFR flight

4. Operate the controls in a light General Aviation piston engine aircraft in IFR flight.

5. Fly straight and level flight in various configurations in IFR flight.

6. Perform various climbs and descents in IFR flight.

7. Perform level gentle and medium turns, climbing & descending turns in IFR flight.

8. Perform steep level turns, steep descending turns and compass turns in IFR flight.

9. Fly straight and level, climb, descend and turn on limited panel, and recover from unusual attitudes on full and limited panel.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.