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Flight Instruments - Level 3

This chapter reviews and discusses those fundamental and common instruments found in general aviation, transportation and military aircrafts, in our skies today. The discussions focus on the inner workings, reading/interpretation of the indicated instruments.


Sections in this Chapter:

blueball.gif (326 bytes) Pitot-Static System and Instruments

     Inherent Errors
     System Malfunctions
     Pilot Checks
     Pitot Static Instruments
     Air Data System
     Angle of Attack System    

blueball.gif (326 bytes) Gyroscopic Systems and Instruments

     Gyro Power Sources
     Gyroscopic Instruments

blueball.gif (326 bytes) Magnetic Compass

     Magnetic Dip
     Compass Construction
     Compass Errors
     Use of the Magnetic Compass

blueball.gif (326 bytes) Flight Director System

     Flight Director Indicator
     Horizontal Situation Indicator
     Flight Director Computer
     Other Types of Flight Director Systems
     Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)

blueball.gif (326 bytes) Miscellaneous Instruments

     Traffic Collision and Avoidance System (TCAS)
     Heads Up Display (HUD)
     Weather Radar
     Mode "S" Transponder
     Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS)
     Instrument Comparator

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