Landing from an Instrument Approach
Lesson Plan



  • Research a mishap case study:
  • Discuss how the initial conditions developed into an incident/accident/mishap
  • Relate similar personal experience of the same type of incident/accident/mishap



Landing from an Instrument Approach:
Review (quiz):
Case Studies:
Total Ground Time:

Required Materials:

  • Paper, Pen, Marker, Whiteboard

Instructor Actions:

  • Review Airman Certification Standards

Student Actions:

  • Complete assigned reading (see content above)
  • Ask pertinent questions
  • Make a go/no-go decision, as appropriate

Instrument Rating - Landing from an Instrument ApproachLesson Plan:

  • To determine the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with performing the procedures for a landing from an instrument approach
  • References: 14 CFR parts 61, 91; FAA-H-8083-15; AIM

Landing from an Instrument Approach Knowledge:

The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • IR.VI.E.K2:

    Airport signs, markings and lighting, to include approach lighting systems

Landing from an Instrument Approach Risk Management:

The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risks, encompassing:
  • IR.VI.E.R1:

    Attempting to land from an unstable approach
  • IR.VI.E.R2:

    Flying below the glidepath
  • IR.VI.E.R3:

    Transitioning from instrument to visual references for landing

Landing from an Instrument Approach Skills:

The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
  • IR.VI.E.S1:

    Transition at the DA/DH, MDA, or visual descent point (VDP) to a visual flight condition, allowing for safe visual maneuvering and a normal landing
  • IR.VI.E.S2:

    Adhere to all ATC or evaluator advisories, such as NOTAMs, windshear, wake turbulence, runway surface, braking conditions, and other operational considerations
  • IR.VI.E.S3:

    Complete the appropriate checklist
  • IR.VI.E.S4:

    Maintain positive airplane control throughout the landing maneuver
  • IR.VI.E.S5:

    Demonstrate SRM



  • Advise students that this lesson will be used as a starting point for the next lesson
  • Assign study materials for the next lesson