IFR required equipment
Posted by Eric Gideon
on January 11, 2010
Category : Flight Instructor Blog
Tags : mnemonic
With Paul’s recent post on the VFR day and night equipment mnemonics, I figured it would be a good opportunity to start collecting some more. If you’re working on your Instrument rating, you’ve probably wondered if there are any mnemonics for the IFR required equipment dictated by §91.205.
GRABCARD is the classic memory tool:
- Generator or alternator
- Rate of turn indicator (turn coordinator or turn & bank indicator)
- Altimeter, sensitive (Kollsman window)
- Ball (inclinometer, the ‘level’ component of a turn coordinator or turn & bank indicator)
- Clock (digital display or sweep second hand)
- Attitude indicator
- Radios as required for navigation and communication
- Directional gyro or heading indicator
Of course, the applicable VFR day equipment always applies as well, and if you’re flying IFR night you’ll need the VFR day and night equipment.
Have you got alternate mnemonics for any of the §91.205 required equipment? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them!