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1 in 60 Rule

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

1 in 60 Rule

This is a method of assessing distance between diverging (or converging) tracks.  

For every degree difference between two tracks there is a 1 nautical mile separation after 60 nautical miles of travel.  

E.g. If a track is flown 5˚ Off heading, after 12 nautical miles there will be 1 nm separation.  

This only works up to about 15˚ of track separation.  

 
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3 OFFs

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Bearing Off, Distance Off, Time Off

A method of checking leg tracking and timing at the mid leg check point during navigation

BEARING OFF - At your mid leg check point assess your location compared to the check point and estimate the difference in bearing from the start waypoint.  

DISTANCE OFF - Estimate the Distance Off of track using the 1 in 60 Rule.  

TIME OFF - Note hoe the time abeam the check point compares to the planned time

From these three Offs the aircraft can be flown back onto track or flown directly to the end leg waypoint.  Also an assessment of the time of arrival at the leg end waypoint can be made or the aircraft speed changed to maintain a time over the waypoint.  

 
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9-line

by kaltokri (de|en) - Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 3:11 PM
 

Ein FAC (bzw. JTAC) teilt einem Piloten beim einem CAS-Einsatz mit, wann, wo und mit welcher Waffe angegriffen werden soll. Die Stellung befreundeter Einheiten, An- und Abflug, Zielposition und -beschreibung usw. muss in kurzer Zeit effektiv und möglichst unmissverständlich kommuniziert werden.

Dafür wurde ein Standard-Verfahren eingeführt, welches als 9-Line bezeichnet wird, weil die Informationen in neuen Zeilen übergeben werden.

Weitere Informationen:

 
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AAP

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Auxiliary Avionics Panel (dt.: Behelfsavionikpanel)

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / RK
 
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ABRIS

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:49 PM
 

The ABRIS is one of the two navigation systems of the KA-50.  It uses a graphical display and is also known as the Advanced Moving Map System.  It operates independently of the PVI-800 with the exception of the graphical representation of a PVI-800 navigation target in the ABRIS as a blue square.  The basis of the ABRIS positioning is the Russian satellite navigation system, GLONASS.  The ABRIS can be used to plan the flight route as well as to display target information from other KA-50 by means of a data link.  The viewing direction and the distance in which the Shkval points are also displayed.

Further Information:

KA-50 Black Shark Basic Course (DCS) / Cockpit Briefing / Cockpit Overview / FP

 

 
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ADF

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Automatic Direction Finder (dt.: Radio- oder Funkkompass)

Weiterführende Informationen:

 
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ADI

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Attitude Director Indicator, artificial horizon. Gyro flight position instrument to assess the orientation of the aircraft in relation to the horizon.

 
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AFCS

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:37 PM
 

Automatic Flight Control System (dt.: Automatisches Flugkontrollsystem)

Das AFCS ist eine zweigeteilte Schalttafel für die Flug-Stabilisatoren (STAB AUG) und den Autopiloten der F-14.

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • F-14 Tomcat Piloten-Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht SKL
 
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AGL

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Above Ground Level

Additional Information:

 
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AH

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Artificial Horizon

The main instrument of understanding the aircraft‘s attitude with respect to earth’s surface.  

It is a gyro (or graphical representation) driven by either:

  • A mechanism to maintain its orientation relative to the earth’s surface through rigidity and precession.  
  • A ring laser and accelerometer driven Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)

It is normally mounted centrally on an aircraft main instrument panel.  It can be implemented as graphics within a “glass Cockpit”.  

Further Information: Wikipedia

See also: AI, AHRS, INS

 
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AHCP

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 14 June 2020, 9:11 PM
 

Armament HUD Control Panel (dt.:Waffen und HUD Kontrolltafel)

Während der Entwicklung von der A-10A zur A-10C wurden die meisten Waffenkontrollen auf die MFCD's verlegt. Das AHCP enthält nurmehr jene Funktionen, welche nicht über die MFCD's gesteuert werden können (u.a.: den Waffenhauptschalter, CICU, JTRS und IFFCC).

Weiterführende Informationen:

  • A-10C Warthog Basiskurs (DCS) / Cockpiteinweisung / Cockpitübersicht / VI-L
 
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AHRS

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Attitude and Heading Reference System

Part of an aircraft’s initial navigation system driven by ring lasers and accelerometers.  

Further Information: Wikipedia

 
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AI

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:30 PM
 

Attitude Indicator

The main instrument of understanding the aircraft‘s attitude with respect to earth’s surface.  

It is a gyro (or graphical representation) driven by either:

  • A mechanism to maintain its orientation relative to the earth’s surface through rigidity and precession.  
  • A ring laser and accelerometer driven Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)

It is normally mounted centrally on an aircraft main instrument panel.  It can be implemented as graphics within a “glass cockpit”.  

Further Information: Wikipedia

See also: AH, AHRS, INS

 
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AM

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Amplitude Modulation

Additional Information:

 
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AMPCD

by kaltokri (de|en) - Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 9:17 AM
 

Advanced Multipurpose Colour Display

The AMPCD (hereinafter simply referred to as MPCD) is a multicoloured digital display that is suitable for night vision goggles and can display any format that can be selected using the menu, apart from the air-to-ground RADAR display.

Source: <InstallDir>\Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Doc\DCS FA-18C Early Access Guide EN.pdf

Additional information:

  • F/A-18C Hornet basic course (DCS) / cockpit briefing / cockpit overview / VI-M
 
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Anti Skid

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Anti Skid (dt.: Antiblockiersystem)

Verhindert das Blockieren der Räder beim bremsen.

Weiterführende Informationen:

Antiblockiersystem

 
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AOA

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Angle of Attack

Additional Information:

 
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AoB

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Angle of Bank

The angle of rotation of the aircraft about the longitudinal axis with respect to the earth horizon.  

Further Information: Wikipedia

 
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APT

by VBF-12_Gosling (en) - Thursday, 7 January 2021, 12:24 AM
 

Attitude, Power, Trim

A method specifically for levelling off from a climb.  

ATTITUDE - Pitch from the Climb attitude to the Straight and Level attitude expected for the required speed.  

POWER - Adjust the throttle to provide the expected power required for the desired speed.  

TRIM - Trim the aircraft in pitch to minimise stick forces so the aircraft maintain the chosen attitude wits minimal input from you.  

See also: PAAT

 
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APU

by kaltokri (de|en) - Sunday, 27 December 2020, 9:59 PM
 

Auxiliary Power Unit

An additional engine switched on before the main engine(s) are started in order to supply the required electrical energy (and compressed air).

Additional Information: