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Autopilots

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Automation reduces pilot workload, but keeping sharp flying skills is paramount to avoid surprises. Briefing when and where to use the autopilot, and to what degree, can increase situational awareness and decrease workload. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B ilots have mixed feelings when it comes to autopilot systems. […]

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast

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Reviewing ADS-B Out/In benefits for GA operators. By Marty Rollinger ATP. Challenger 600 & 604, Falcon 2000 EASy and McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Contributing Writer Garmin Pilot ADS-B display showing traffic while bizjet is on final approach to EYW (Key West FL). The display clearly shows N379PM below and behind the bizjet, N6298A approaching Key West […]
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Automatic descent mode

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This autopilot feature flies the aircraft down to a safer altitude, reducing the risk of occupant injury due to depressurization. Amber ADM message in 3 locations indicates ADM activation on this Falcon EASy II PFD. The attitude presentation shows a diving half bank left turn with a descent rate of 4000 ft per minute. By […]

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Automatic dependent surveillance

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Nuances and benefits of ADS-B, C and R systems. Broadcasts identification, position, altitude, and velocity to other aircraft, ground vehicles and ATC. By Glenn Woodward Contributing Writer uch has been written about automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) and its various subsets – B (broadcast), C (contract), and R (rebroadcast), the latter of which receives ADS-B Out […]

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The road to zero-zero

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Next-generation HUD and EFVS with Saab and Vu Systems. Saab’s new HUD and EFVS with Vu Systems passive millimeter wave sensor will enable takeoff and landing in low visibility. It will provide reliable airport access in all weather, even for non-precision approaches, or approaches with high minimums. By Glenn Connor ATP. Cessna 425 President, Discover […]

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Altimeter settings

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Does the ATIS provide the current altimeter information? CPDLC, ARINC, and ACRS are all digital formats for relay and dissemination of crucial flight information to include meteorological data. Altimeter settings are one such vital piece of information on which pilots rely for safe operations. By Glenn Woodward Contributing Writer onsider this scenario: You are on […]

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