Three-Control Power Quadrant Includes Carb Heat, Throttle,
and Mixture controls.
Fuel Tank Switch Controls which tank the plane is drawing
fuel from. Running out of gas continues to be a frequent cause of accidents,
even on routine flights.”
Engine Instrument Cluster an electronic engine
instrument cluster that includes Vacuum Gauge, Load
Amp Gauge, Oil Pressure Gauge, Oil Temperature Gauge, Fuel Pressure Gauge, and
Cylinder Temp Gauge.
Registration Number Displays your official
registration, which air traffic controllers use to identify your
Digital Clock giving Greenwich
Mean Time or local time.
Airspeed Indicator Displays how fast the plane is moving
relative to the air. Airspeed is measured in “knots,” or nautical miles travelled
per hour. An easy way to calculate your speed in miles per hour is to add 15 to
every hundred knots. In other words, if your aircraft was cruising at 100 knots,
you would be travelling at approximately 115 mph.
Engine Tachometer Like a car’s tachometer, this indicates
the number of revolutions per minute (RPM) of the aircraft
Coordinator Displays the rate and the direction of a horizontal turn.
The floating ball in the instrument helps the pilot prevent the airplane's tail
from skidding to the outside of a turn or slipping to the inside.
Attitude Indicator Also known as the “Artificial Horizon,”
this instrument displays the plane’s position relative to the ground and the
horizon. It is especially useful when conditions don’t allow clear vision
through the windshield.
Directional Indicator Indicates the plane’s
Altimeter Displays your altitude. It reads like a clock,
with the big hand indicating hundreds of feet, and the little hand marking
thousands of feet.
Vertical Speed Indicator Displays the plane’s rate of
climb or descent in feet per minute (fpm).
Glide Slope Indicators Assist landings in cloudy
conditions. These Twin Garmin GI 106A Glide Slope indicators are
panel-mounted Course Deviation Indicators (CDI) with rectilinear meter movement
and integral GPS, NAV, and VLOC mode annunciators. The GI 106A also features a
VOR/LOC/GPS needle, TO/FROM indicator, and NAV warning flag.
Audio Control Panel Controls the messages that are sent
and received by the plane. This aircraft features the Garmin GMA 340 with a Marker
Beacon and Intercom System. The powerful GMA 340 offers large, LED-illuminated
push buttons to activate up to three Comm transceivers and simplify cockpit
workload. Also features Split Comm, which allows the pilot to use Comm 1 and the
co-pilot to use Comm 2.
Integrated Navigation System This aircraft is fitted with Garmin
avionics for flight navigation. The standard GNS
430's or a GNS 530, combines GPS navigation, VHF communication, and moving map
graphic navigation on a large color display. The 12-channel unit offers GPS,
Com, Nav, ILS, VOR, LOC and glide slope capability in a single, space-saving
Transponder Detects incoming radar signals and returns a
signal that allows a controller on the ground to identify and follow your plane
by radar. .