Advanced Avionics Handbook: FAA-H-8083-6 by U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation


By U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

The complex Avionics guide is a brand new e-book designed to supply common aviation clients with entire info on complex avionics gear on hand in technically complex airplane. This guide introduces the pilot to flight operations in plane with the most recent built-in “glass cockpit” complicated avionics platforms. This instruction manual is designed as a technical reference for pilots who function airplane with complicated avionics structures. no matter if flying a traditional airplane that includes a international positioning process (GPS) navigation receiver or a brand new airplane with the newest built-in “glass cockpit” complicated avionics approach, you have to locate this instruction manual priceless in getting all started. the coming of recent expertise to common aviation airplane has generated visible adjustments in 3 parts: details, automation, and innovations. Pilots now have an extraordinary volume of data to be had at their fingertips. digital flight tools use leading edge strategies to figure out plane perspective, pace, and altitude, proposing a wealth of data in a single or extra built-in shows. a collection of cockpit info structures offers pilots with information approximately plane place, deliberate path, engine wellbeing and fitness and function, in addition to surrounding climate, site visitors, and terrain. complex avionics structures can immediately practice many initiatives that pilots and navigators formerly did via hand. for instance, a space navigation (RNAV) or flight administration process (FMS) unit accepts a listing of issues that outline a flight direction, and immediately plays many of the path, distance, time, and gas calculations. as soon as en direction, the FMS or RNAV unit can constantly tune the placement of the airplane with recognize to the flight path, and exhibit the path, time, and distance closing to every aspect alongside the deliberate path. An autopilot is able to immediately steerage the airplane alongside the direction that has been entered within the FMS or RNAV process. complicated avionics practice many services and substitute the navigator and pilot in such a lot approaches. even though, with the potential of failure in any given process, the pilot has to be capable of practice the required features within the occasion of an gear failure. Pilot skill to accomplish within the occasion of apparatus failure(s) potential ultimate present and knowledgeable in attaining the handbook projects, retaining keep an eye on of the airplane manually (referring basically to standby or backup instrumentation), and adhering to the air site visitors regulate (ATC) clearance got or asked. Pilots of recent complex avionics plane needs to examine and perform backup systems to take care of their talents and data. probability administration rules require the flight team to constantly have a backup or replacement plan, and/or break out path. complex avionics airplane relieve pilots of a lot of the minute-to-minute tedium of daily flights, yet call for even more preliminary and recurrent education to maintain the talents and data essential to reply correctly to mess ups and emergencies. The FMS or RNAV unit and autopilot provide the pilot a number of equipment of plane operation. Pilots can practice the navigational projects themselves and manually regulate the plane, or decide to automate either one of those projects and think a managerial function because the platforms practice their tasks. equally, info structures now on hand within the cockpit supply many recommendations for acquiring information appropriate to the flight. complicated avionics structures current 3 very important studying demanding situations as you strengthen talent: 1. the way to function complex avionics platforms; 2. Which complex avionics platforms to exploit and whilst; three. How complex avionics platforms impact the pilot and how the pilot flies

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In addition to its ability to receive signals from GPS satellites, a GPS receiver also contains a computer processor and a navigation database that includes much of the information found on en route and terminal procedure charts. The newer, more capable units provide map displays, traffic and weather overlays of data, contain VOR/DME/localizer/ glideslope receivers, and can compute fuel usage in addition to the navigation route information. For this reason, the more descriptive term “FMS” is used in this handbook to refer to these GPS receivers.

Entering waypoints along an airway. Entering Procedures Every IFR-capable FMS offers a menu of published instrument procedures, such as departures, arrivals, and approaches. When you choose one of these procedures, the FMS automatically inserts all waypoints included in that procedure into the flight plan. Figure 3-12 illustrates how you might choose an approach procedure using one popular FMS. Risk: Taking Off Without Entering a Flight Plan The convenience of the FMS, especially the “direct to” feature common to all units, creates the temptation to program only the first en route waypoint prior to takeoff and then enter additional waypoints once airborne.

Entering en route waypoints in the flight plan. Entering Airways More sophisticated FMSs allow you to enter entire airways with a single action into the unit. When an airway and endpoint for that airway are selected, all waypoints that occur along the airway are automatically inserted into the flight plan. Figure 3-11 shows a navigation unit that allows airways to be selected. Figure 3-10. Entering waypoints along an airway. Entering Procedures Every IFR-capable FMS offers a menu of published instrument procedures, such as departures, arrivals, and approaches.

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