heading indicator


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heading indicator

An instrument which displays heading transmitted electrically from a remote compass system.
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After a long week of work and travel planning, we launched late in the afternoon on a Friday and I put the heading indicator on "S.
We really just did pretty simple failures, such as air speed, altimeter, and heading indicator.
ALSO KNOWN AS THE BEARING DISTANCE HEADING INDICATOR (IBDH), AND THE SIMPLIFIED SURVEY SYSTEM (SSS).
An inexperienced or distracted pilot easily can begin a turn in the wrong direction when relying on it as a primary heading indicator.
The bearing pointer was useful for navigation, but that compass card was a challenge because the numbers on it never corresponded to your actual heading on the heading indicator unless you were really diligent at manually adjusting it.
Lacking any airdata input, however, its airspeed, altitude, vertical rate and heading indicator are GPS derived.
The pilot did not scan the attitude gyro, heading indicator, radar altimeter, turn needle or ball after the initial power pull and attitude setting for the instrument takeoff.
Continuing in the same direction and still not checking the heading indicator or compass (as I was instructed), I soon lost contact with the tower.
Reset your heading indicator to 360 and adjust your correction inbound until you've got the freeze angle.