heading indicator


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Related to heading indicator: Airspeed indicator, Attitude indicator, Vertical speed indicator, Directional gyro

heading indicator

heading indicator
An instrument designed to indicate the heading of the aircraft. It enables the pilot to steer the required heading with the least effort. Also known as a directional gyro.
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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.
On one flight, we flew instrument approaches using oxygen masks, with failed heading indicators and with a simulated engine failure.
The C model is an advanced IFR trainer with additional navigational aids, such as dual attitude gyros, heading indicators, VOR, TACAN, ADF, ILS, and GPS systems.