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In accounts of World War I aviation you will sometimes read of pilots operating in clouds for extended periods. It strains credulity to think that this was actually possible with the primitive instrumentation of the time. It is very difficult to maintain control of an airplane or glider in cloud without at least one gyroscopic instrument to give an ...


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As a Former Dispatch Examiner and an Airline Part 121 pilot for most of my career I think what you are looking for is this: Unless the terrain is such that they must adhere to or close to the desired routing and they are notified of this, most deviations are inconsequential. It also depends on how many engines are on the aircraft. A twin engine aircraft ...


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