The Foundation of Instrument Flight

How to Build a Performance Profile

Instrument pilots must have a solid understanding of their aircraft’s performance profile. Countless pilots have wasted valuable training hours—and struggle to this day—because their instructor skipped this first critical step. Here’s the step-by-step process for creating the essential performance profiles for each airplane you fly. It will help you fly IFR with more precision, and reduce your workload in every phase of flight.

Download the performance profile chart here. Use an instructor or safety pilot when creating these profiles.

This video is from our online course IFR: The Missing Lessons.