VIII. Basic Instrument Maneuvers
E. Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes
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 attitude instrument flying while recovering from unusual attitudes 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  
R5 Failure to interpret flight instruments  
R6 Failure to unload the wings in recovering from high-G situations  
R7 Exceeding the operating envelope during the recovery  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Recognize unusual flight attitudes; perform the correct, coordinated and smooth flight control application to resolve unusual pitch and bank attitudes while staying within the airplane's limitations and flight parameters.