By U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The complicated Avionics guide is a brand new ebook designed to supply common aviation clients with entire details on complicated avionics apparatus to be had in technically complex plane. This instruction manual introduces the pilot to flight operations in plane with the most recent built-in “glass cockpit” complicated avionics structures. This instruction manual is designed as a technical reference for pilots who function plane with complex avionics structures. no matter if flying a traditional plane that includes a worldwide positioning approach (GPS) navigation receiver or a brand new airplane with the newest built-in “glass cockpit” complex avionics approach, you'll want to locate this guide beneficial in getting all started. the coming of recent know-how to basic aviation plane has generated obvious adjustments in 3 parts: info, automation, and suggestions. Pilots now have an unparalleled quantity of knowledge to be had at their fingertips. digital flight tools use cutting edge ideas to figure out airplane perspective, pace, and altitude, offering a wealth of data in a single or extra built-in shows. a set of cockpit info structures presents pilots with info approximately plane place, deliberate direction, engine overall healthiness and function, in addition to surrounding climate, site visitors, and terrain. complex avionics platforms can instantly practice many projects that pilots and navigators formerly did via hand. for instance, a space navigation (RNAV) or flight administration approach (FMS) unit accepts a listing of issues that outline a flight course, and instantly plays lots of the direction, distance, time, and gasoline calculations. as soon as en path, the FMS or RNAV unit can consistently song the placement of the plane with recognize to the flight direction, and exhibit the path, time, and distance closing to every aspect alongside the deliberate course. An autopilot is able to immediately guidance the plane alongside the direction that has been entered within the FMS or RNAV procedure. complicated avionics practice many capabilities and change the navigator and pilot in such a lot approaches. even though, with the potential for failure in any given method, the pilot needs to be in a position to practice the required capabilities within the occasion of an apparatus failure. Pilot skill to accomplish within the occasion of apparatus failure(s) capability closing present and trained in achieving the guide projects, conserving keep an eye on of the plane manually (referring in basic terms to standby or backup instrumentation), and adhering to the air site visitors regulate (ATC) clearance acquired or asked. Pilots of contemporary complex avionics plane needs to study and perform backup methods to take care of their talents and information. threat administration rules require the flight team to continually have a backup or substitute plan, and/or break out direction. complicated avionics plane relieve pilots of a lot of the minute-to-minute tedium of daily flights, yet call for even more preliminary and recurrent education to keep the abilities and information essential to reply accurately to mess ups and emergencies. The FMS or RNAV unit and autopilot supply the pilot numerous equipment of airplane operation. Pilots can practice the navigational initiatives themselves and manually keep watch over the airplane, or decide to automate either one of those projects and suppose a managerial function because the platforms practice their tasks. equally, details structures now on hand within the cockpit supply many innovations for acquiring information proper to the flight. complex avionics platforms current 3 very important studying demanding situations as you enhance skillability: 1. how you can function complex avionics platforms; 2. Which complicated avionics structures to take advantage of and whilst; three. How complex avionics platforms have an effect on the pilot and how the pilot flies
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Extra info for Advanced Avionics Handbook: FAA-H-8083-6
The display and controls for a typical FMS are shown in Figure 3-2. Figure 3-2. FMS display and controls. Accessing Information in the FMS FMS units contain much more information than they can present on the display at any one time. Information pertaining to some topics often extends beyond what can be presented on a single page. Page groups, or chapters, solve this problem by collecting all of the pages pertaining to the same topic. Each page presents information about a particular topic, and bears a page title reflecting its content.
However, you need to train your eyes to find and interpret these instruments in their new formats and locations. Common Errors: Altitude Excursions and Fixation Pilots experienced in the use of conventional flight instruments tend to deviate from assigned altitudes during their initial experience with the PFD, while they adjust to the tape display presentation of altitude information. Another common error is the tendency to fixate and correct deviations as small as one to two feet at the expense of significant deviations on other parameters.
Figure 3-6 shows a system that uses the PFD to provide controls and a display for the FMS. This type of system utilizes the same concepts and procedures described above to access and enter into the navigation computer. Figure 3-5. Making entries using cursor mode. Learning: Simulators for Learning and Practice Avionics simulators can assist the pilot in developing proficiency in the advanced cockpit. Some manufacturers offer computer-based simulators that run on a personal computer and let the pilot learn how the unit organizes and presents information, as well as practice the buttonpushing and knob-twisting procedures needed to access and enter data.