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Flight instruments provide the pilot with information about the flight situation of that aircraft, such as altitude, speed and direction; and are of particular use in conditions of poor visibility, such as in clouds, when such information is not available from visual reference outside the aircraft.

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The given sea level pressure from an ATIS will reflect the local deviation from standard temperature such that your altimeter (which does not correct for temperature) displays field elevation on the g …
answered Apr 19 '14 by casey
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In general, nobody else does. When pilots arrive to an aircraft for the first flight of the day, extra checks are performed by the crew to verify aircraft systems are all working properly. These che …
answered Jun 11 '15 by casey
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Autoland is typically only used when it absolute has to, which means when the weather dictates or when it needs to be used for currency requirements. ATC doesn't care if you are going to do one, but …
answered Jan 11 '14 by casey
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The EICAS will have the engine instruments and the crew alerting system in one display. It is a vital instrument because it displays engine parameters, fuel, the crew alert system and other systems i …
answered Feb 2 '16 by casey
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Helicopters can fly IFR and they fly the same approaches airplanes do. At certain airports there will be ILS (or other approach) procedures specific to helicopters. The difference between the abov …
answered Aug 13 '15 by casey
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It works the same way any radar works. An antenna broadcasts a pulse of energy and listens for its reflection and interprets the power of the reflection to calculate the reflectivity factor Z, expres …
answered Jun 24 '15 by casey