Ground Training Lesson 17
1.25 Hours Ground
by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised January 2008
Developed for students at East Coast Aero Club which operated under FAR Part 141 from July 2008 through July 2010.
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The student will learn about glass cockpits, air data computers, and electronic attitude reference systems.
- Oral review and quizzing of previous lesson
- Air Data Computer
Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)
- Principles of operation
- Presentation via airspeed and altitude tapes
Capabilities of a typical glass cockpit system
- accelerometers and rate sensors
- magnetometer magnetic heading input
- presentation of attitude and turn rate information on primary flight display
- horizontal situation indicator augmented with ground track, waypoints, wind, and bearing pointers
- integration of information and condensed presentation
- fuel computer
- powerplant management
- navigation information distributed across PFD and MFD
- geo-referenced charts, plates, and airport diagrams
This lesson will be complete, when by oral examination, the student
displays an understanding of the material presented.
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