Section 6: Flight Instruments

SECTION 6: FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

PITOT STATIC SYSTEM

  • 1 Pitot
  • 2 Static
  • 3 Anti-Icing
  • 4 Alternate Static - Source/Errors

AIRSPEED INDICATOR

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Errors/Malfunctions
  • 3 Markings
  • 4 Definitions - IAS/CAS/TAS

VERTICAL SPEED INDICATOR

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Errors/Malfunctions
  • 3 Lag

ALTIMETER/ENCODING ALTIMETER

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Errors/Malfunctions

RADIO/RADAR ALTIMETER

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Limitations

DIRECT READING MAGNETIC COMPASS

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Magnetic Dip
  • 3 Variation
  • 4 Factors Adversely Affecting Compass Operation
  • 5 Reading the Compass
  • 6 Deviation
  • 7 Compass Correction Card
  • 8 Turning and Acceleration Errors
  • 9 Compass Serviceability Checks
  • 10 Compass Swinging -Frequency/Basic Methods
  • 11 Checking Compass Heading on the Ground and in Flight

GYROSCOPE

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Inertia
  • 3 Precession

HEADING INDICATOR

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Errors/Malfunctions
  • 3 Limitations
  • 4 Power Sources
  • 5 Slaved Compass System/
  • Slaved HSI/RMI

ATTITUDE INDICATOR

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Errors/Malfunctions
  • 3 Limitations
  • 4 Power Sources

TURN AND BANK INDICATOR/TURN CO-ORDINATOR

  • 1 Principles of Operation
  • 2 Errors/Malfunctions
  • 3 Limitations
  • 4 Power Sources

ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SYSTEM (EFIS)

INSTRUMENT FLYING

  • 1 Loss of Visual Reference
  • 2 The Control and Performance Instruments
  • 3 Instrument Scan/Interpretation
  • 4 Aircraft Control
  • 5 Partial Panel
  • 6 Unusual Attitudes/Recoveries
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