By Douglas C. Waller
A query of Loyalty plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. military Air provider in the course of international conflict I and the fellow who proved in 1921 that planes may perhaps sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell used to be pissed off by way of the gradual speed of aviation improvement, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the military and army excessive instructions -- and by means of inference the president -- of treason and felony negligence within the means they carried out nationwide protection. He used to be wear trial for insubordination in a astounding court-martial that turned a countrywide obsession in the course of the Roaring Twenties.
Uncovering a trove of recent letters, diaries, and private files, Douglas Waller captures the drama of the trial and builds a wealthy and revealing biography of Mitchell.
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Gov Acknowledgments The FAA wishes to acknowledge the following aviation manufacturers and companies that provided images used in this handbook: Avidyne Corporation Cirrus Design, Inc. Garmin Ltd. Rockwell Collins, Inc. S-Tec Corporation The FAA would also like to extend its appreciation to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) for its assistance and input in the preparation of this handbook. Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgments Table of Contents Chapter 1 Introduction to Advanced Avionics Introduction How To Operate Advanced Avionics Systems Which Advanced Avionics Systems To Use and When How Advanced Avionics Systems Affect the Pilot Chapter Summary Chapter 2 Electronic Flight Instruments Introduction Primary Flight Display (PFD) Primary Flight Instruments Cross-Checking the Primary Flight Instruments Common Errors: Altitude Excursions and Fixation Enhancements to the Primary Flight Instruments Primary Flight Instrument Systems Navigation Instruments Other Flight Status Information Making Entries on the PFD Failures and the Primary Flight Display Instrument System Failure PFD Failure Awareness: Using Standby Instruments Essential Skills Chapter Summary Chapter 3 Navigation Area Navigation (RNAV) Basics RNAV Concept FMS/RNAV Computer FMS/RNAV/Autopilot Interface: Display and Controls Accessing Information in the FMS Making Entries in the FMS Integrated Avionics Systems Learning: Simulators for Learning and Practice Flight Planning Preflight Preparation FMS/RNAV Approval For IFR Operations Navigation Database Currency Alternative Means of Navigation NOTAMs Relevant to GPS GPS Signal Availability Alternate Airports Aircraft Equipment Suffixes Suitability of an RNAV Unit for VFR Flight Programming the Flight Route The Flight Planning Page En Route Waypoints and Procedural Waypoints Entering En Route Waypoints Entering Airways Entering Procedures Risk: Taking Off Without Entering a Flight Plan Reviewing the Flight Route Catching Errors: Using the FMs Flight Planning Function To Cross-Check Calculations Check the Waypoints Check the Distances Check the Desired Tracks Check for Route Discontinuities Maintaining Proficiency: Aeronautical Knowledge Coupling the FMs to the Navigation Indicator(s) Common Error: Displaying the Wrong Navigation Source Awareness: Mode Awareness Essential Skills En Route Navigation The Active Waypoint Desired Track Track Groundspeed and ETA Fuel Used and Time Remaining Arriving at the Active Waypoint Waypoint Alerting Turn Anticipation Waypoint Sequencing Awareness: Making Waypoint Callouts Setting the Course to New Active Waypoint En Route Sensitivity GPS Signal Status Accessing Navigational Information En Route Essential Skills En Route Modifications Adding and Deleting Waypoints From the Programmed Route Direct To Risk: What Lies Ahead on a Direct-To Route?
The transponder code and status are shown with the current time in the lower right corner. This PFD also allows the pilot to tune and identify communication and navigation radio frequencies at the top of the display. Figure 2-4. An attitude indicator with HITS display symbology. Making Entries on the PFD PFDs have evolved and have become more than flight displays in many cases. The amount of data available for display can overwhelm the pilot with data. Therefore, many manufacturers have integrated data control and display controls into the display unit itself, usually around the perimeter of the unit.
A Question of Loyalty by Douglas C. Waller