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Lesson 2b - Attitude Flying/Scanning

Lesson Objective

During this lesson, the student will understand the need for proper scanning for aircraft, using attitude to judge and determine speed and bank.

Regulatory Requirement


  • Empty-field myopia
  • peripheral vision
  • narrow-field vision
  • proper field scanning techniques
  • pitch angle references
  • bank angle references

Completion Standards

When complete, the student will:

  • understand and explain proper scanning techniques
  • understand and explain narrow-field versus peripheral vision.
  • be able to explain the relationship between attitude and airspeed.
  • be able to achieve and maintain airspeed primarily by reference to attitude.

Prerequisite Study

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