vertical speed indicator

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vertical speed indicator

An instrument which displays rate of climb or descent. a. Barometric--An instrument which displays the apparent vertical speed of the aircraft as derived from the rate of change of static pressure. b. Instantaneous--An instrument which displays the vertical speed of the aircraft as derived from a combination of accelerometric and barometric sources.
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In fact, the rate-of-climb indicator was pegged at 2000 fpm
Pappy brought the Banshee down, thinking the warmer air would defrost the canopy, but suddenly, the rate-of-climb indicator began oscillating and quickly stopped altogether.