November 16 (Wed) 7:00pm Ground School Refresher: Flight Instruments

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

When pilots first start flying, they learn enough of the basic flight instruments to read and interpret them in flight.  You have learned a bit more, but it’s been a while.  In this Ground School Refresher class, we’ll take a new and fresh look at the fundamental flight instruments, pushing maybe a little deeper than you did as a student.  Join us for a review and maybe even to learn something new.

Can you answer these questions?  What math is done to calculate altitude in a pressure altimeter?  What is the formula used by the airspeed indicator?  How can understanding the pitot-static instruments from a mathematical perspective help you trouble shoot instrument failures and faulty readings?  Why the heck does the magnetic compass read incorrectly in banking turns?  Why doesn’t the heading indicator tumble?

SCFC Chief Pilot Dan Dyer shares his sense of wonder at the common aviation flight instruments and helps you understand them in a way you may find helpful.