VIII. Basic Instrument Maneuvers
A Straight and Level Flight
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-15;
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with flying during straight-and-level flight solely by reference to instruments
Applicant demonstrates understanding of;
K1 Flight instruments as related to:  
K1a a: Sensitivity, limitations and potential errors in unusual attitudes  
K1b b: correlation (pitch instruments/bank instruments)  
K1c c: function and operation  
K1d d: Proper instrument cross-check techniques  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Instrument flying hazards to include failure to maintain VFR, spatial disorientation, loss of control, fatigue, stress, and emergency off-airport landings  
R2 Failure to seek assistance to declare an emergency in a deteriorating situation  
R3 Collision hazards to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles and wires  
R4 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, or improper task management  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Maintain straight-and-level flight using proper instrument cross-check and interpretation, and coordinate control application  
S2 Maintain +/- 200 feet, heading +/- 20°, and airspeed +/- 10 knots