The system also has a flight director, so the magenta-colored command bars are placed over the G5's attitude display.
And should you miss them and things really get out of hand, the autopilot engages with the flight director command bars in the level mode.
The GDU620 (that's the display used in the G500/600 system) shows the autopilot's mode annunciation and alerts, plus it displays flight director command bars.
There are two ways to use a FD: Hand-fly the aircraft using guidance information provided by its command bars
or engage the autopilot to use the same guidance information.
Now anyone who uses a mouse can experience tactile sensations via the mouse as the cursor travels over icons and menus, command bars
, folders, tool bars, web buttons and hyperlinks.
Most modern flight directors add two visual elements to the airplane's attitude indicator: a wedge-shaped aircraft symbol (replacing the wings-style airplane symbol on most attitude indicators and artificial horizons), and command bars, a pair of symbols that form an inverted V-shape.
The command bars will indicate the pitch attitude and bank angle needed to follow the navigation guidance it's referencing.
The EFD1000 also displays single-cue flight director command bars
when interfaced with the Bendix/King KI256 FD gyro.
The Objective Toolkit command bars
provide this functionality to MFC developers.
The pilot can follow the commands of the flight director by handling the yoke and pitching or rolling the airplane to put the triangular aircraft symbol inside the complementary triangular space under the flight director command bars
Others recommend placing the FD in heading mode, with the bug on runway heading so the command bars show a climb straight ahead.
Dewhirst strongly suggests the second technique, to avoid the distraction of command bars indicating a turn when the pilot wants initially to climb straight ahead.