This new FAA handbook (FAA-H-8083-6, Effective 2009) provides general
aviation users with comprehensive information on the advanced avionics equipment
available in technically advanced aircraft (TAA). VFR and IFR operations in
aircraft with the latest integrated "glass cockpit" instrumentation are covered
here, helping pilots understand which advanced avionics systems to use and when.
Readers will learn the "knob-ology" associated with operating
cockpit-computers, including data entry, maintaining current databases, and
accessing information from the various screens. Common pilot errors, catching
those errors, and instrument failures are discussed, as well as recommendations
for using standby instruments during both normal and emergency operations. Each
phase of flight is covered, so readers will know how to execute departure,
enroute and approach procedures using glass cockpit instrumentation.
Subjects covered include the Primary Flight Display (PFD), Multi-Function
Display (MFD), moving maps, terrain, cockpit weather, traffic data, fuel
management systems, and electronic charts and checklists. Essential skills
checklists and summaries conclude each chapter for a comprehensive review and
Soft cover, full-color illustrations, glossary, 8-1/4" x
10-3/4", 114 pages.