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Basic attitude instrument

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what is your primary instrument for a pitch, in an entry phase for climb or descent

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  1. Wes Beard on May 20, 2013

    Whenever you are establishing a pitch or a bank angle the attitude indicator is primary. When the pitch or bank is established then other instruments become primary.

    If the other instruments aren’t doing what you want, reestablish the pitch or bank on the attitude indicator.

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  2. Bruce J. Sato on May 23, 2013

    While performing basic attitude instrument I teach my students using the following instruments.

    Airspeed Indicator (Pitch)
    [Climbs or Descents, Power Changes]

    Attitude Indicator (Pitch & Bank)
    [Initially starting point of a scan to transition to another instrument, then move to the primary Pitch or Bank Instrument]

    Altimeter (Pitch)
    [Level Flight]

    VSI (Pitch)
    [Rate of Climbs and or Descents]

    Heading Indicator (Turn, Bank)
    [Straight Flight]
    Shows which way the aircraft if turning, it doesn’t indicate how much of a bank you are doing.
    Turn Coordinator (Turn, Bank)
    [Turn Flight]
    Shows which way the aircraft if turning, it doesn’t indicate how much of a bank you are doing.

    Hope this helps and just my 2 cents.


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