horizontal situation indicator

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horizontal situation indicator (HSI)

horizontal situation indicator (HSI)
Normal horizontal situation indicator.
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Electronic horizontal situation indicator.
An instrument that may display bearing and distance to a navigation aid, magnetic heading, track/course, and track/course deviation.
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The answer was the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) that put a VOR/LOC indicator inside the heading indicator compass card.
Top, is a vertical card compass; middle is a standard directional gyro and at bottom is s slaved horizontal situation indicator. How will you use them to help you stay on the runway?
As I circled over the target area, I referenced the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) to get a rough idea of where the tracks were in relation to my position, as an aid to the talk on my lead was giving.