This handbook is designed as a reference for pilots who operate aircraft with advanced avionics systems. Whether flying a conventional aircraft with global positioning system (GPS) or the latest integrated glass cockpit advanced avionics system, you should find this handbook helpful in getting started. The arrival of new technology to general aviation aircraft has generated noticeable changes in three areas: information, automation, and options.
Pilots now have an unprecedented amount of information available at their fingertips. Electronic flight instruments use innovative techniques to determine aircraft attitude, speed, and altitude, presenting a wealth of information in one or more integrated presentations. A suite of cockpit information systems provides pilots with data about aircraft position, planned route, engine health and performance, as well as surrounding weather, traffic, and terrain.
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 and summaries conclude each chapter for a comprehensive and quick-check reference.