Flight Intrument Essentials 1

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taught by Mario Sabogal

Aircraft instrumentation provides information about our position, orientation, engine status, system status, and various flight parameters. They help us maintain aircraft control and situational awareness. In particular, the Flight Instruments are the instruments we use to monitor the flight state of the aircraft. They consist of seven instruments indicating parameters of interest such as airspeed, altitude, heading, and so on. In order to use the instruments effectively, it's sometimes necessary to know a little bit about how they work. This is where Flight Instruments Essentials comes in.

In Flight Instrument Essentials, we'll have a detailed look at how the flight instruments work, including physical principles, power sources, and display interpretation. We'll look at the pitot-static system and the instruments it supports (altimeter, airspeed indicator, and vertical speed indicator). Then we'll look at gyroscopes and the gyroscopic instruments (directional gyro, attitude indicator, turn indicator, and turn coordinator). Finally, we'll look at independent instruments, including the inclinometer and the magnetic compass.

The course includes 13 videos, a comprehensive set of course-notes to support the videos, a workbook with an answer key for your practice, four quizzes for you to assess your progress, and a final exam.

At the end of the course, you'll know the inner workings, display operation, and interpretation of the flight instruments. This will provide you with a foundation for future studies covering combined instrument use in flight operations as well as recognizing and managing malfunctions.

Course Features

  • 13 Videos

    Over an hour of high-density video content introducing you to the workings of the flight instruments.

  • 3 Downloadable Documents

    A course textbook, course exercise book, and a full answer key.

  • 4 Quizzes and a Final Exam

    Assessments help you gauge your own progress and learn the material more effectively.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Flight Instrument Essentials

  • 2

    Instrumentation Overview

  • 3

    The Pitot-Static System and Instruments

    • Pitot-Static System and Instruments Activities

    • Pitot Static System

    • Altimeter

    • Vertical Speed Indicator

    • Airspeed Indicator

    • Quiz Notes

  • 4

    Gyroscopes and Gyroscopic Instruments

    • Gyroscopes and Gyroscopic Instruments Activities

    • Gyroscopes

    • Attitude Indicator

    • Directional Gyroscope

    • Turn & Slip Indicator and Turn Coordinator

    • Quiz Notes

  • 5

    Other Flight Instruments

    • Other Flight Instruments Activites

    • Inclinometer

    • Magnetic Compass

    • Quiz Notes

    • Other Flight Instruments Quiz

  • 6

    Course Completion