• Tutorial Video: Learn To Fly Here #3

    Learn To Fly Here #3 | How Flight Instruments Work | Required Equipment | Inop Equipment | FARs

    By thecorporatepilotdad

    What is a six pack? This video explains what a six pack is and how each of the primary flight instruments work. Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) are referenced to discuss which instruments and equipment are required for flight, as well as inoperative equipment and where to find the answer on what to do if something is broken to still legally fly an airplane.

    Microsoft Flight Simulator is used for the demonstration of this topic. This video is NOT meant to replace training from a qualified flight instructor. Video is for entertainment purposes but you may find it educational.

    The systems discussed include airspeed indicator, attitude indicator, altimeter, turn coordinator, directional gyro, vertical speed inidicator, true airspeed, tachometer, navigation lights, and much more.

    For more information on flight instruments refer to: FAA Handbook Chapter 8: Flight Instruments

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    About The Author

    This video is produced by thecorporatepilotdad. He has been a FlightSim.Com member for close to twenty years and using Flight Simulator since back in the day of FS98 and FS2000. He is also a professional pilot with over 7000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.


    4 Comments
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      Another well done video. Simmers, it covers a lot of stuff you'd never think of.
    1. MAD1's Avatar
      MAD1 -
      Excellant series, excellant no. 3. Very well explicated, very succinct and clear. Keep them coming! It's a nice refresher/summary of what I've learnt over the years from doing actual flight training (glider) decades ago, and sim study in last 20 years, including doing FS2002 tutorials (Rod Machado Flight School) and studying ad infinitem the book that came with FS2000. And I learn something new in each video. Great stuff!
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by MAD1 View Post
      Excellant series, excellant no. 3. Very well explicated, very succinct and clear. Keep them coming! It's a nice refresher/summary of what I've learnt over the years from doing actual flight training (glider) decades ago, and sim study in last 20 years, including doing FS2002 tutorials (Rod Machado Flight School) and studying ad infinitem the book that came with FS2000. And I learn something new in each video. Great stuff!
      Thanks for the compliments and glad you enjoy these videos. The next one is on taxiing, then takeoff, then back in the air for maneuvers. They are intended to be in depth vs a quick overview that touches the surface of many topics in a video.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
      Another well done video. Simmers, it covers a lot of stuff you'd never think of.
      Thank you. I try to keep them at or near the level a student pilot would be taught. Although, it is hard to teach everything on a single topic in a 10 minute video so some topics are missed and or omitted.
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