flight director


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flight director

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i. A flight instrument akin to an attitude director, indicating aircraft parameters in the roll, yaw, and pitch.
ii. The panel controller for the autopilot.
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The GMC605 provides autopilot and flight director mode selection buttons and a thumb wheel for adjustment of the pitch, airspeed and vertical speed references.
We cannot afford to fail," Takashi Uchiyama, one of the six flight directors for the Konotori, said while final preparations were under way amid growing tension at JAXA's Tsukuba Space Center in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture.
The memorial service recalling Armstrong, who has come to 'represent human face and human spirit of the Apollo program', was attended by scores of current and former astronauts, flight directors, flight controllers and engineers, CBS News reports.
Ernest Hemingway wrote that courage was "grace under pressure," and in Flight director Robert Zemeckis has created a taut drama about an airline pilot who manages to keep his wits in the most horrific of situations, calmly and courageously pulling a plummeting airliner out of its downward spiral and saving hundreds of doomed souls with a move so daring it would have scared the wings off most other pilots.
Former NASA science chief, Alan Stern, and Gerry Griffin, a former Apollo flight director and former director of the NASA Johnson Space Centre, have conceived the idea.
Robert Soulas, who also lost his daughter and son-in-law in the crash, says investigators said the flight director system indicated the "erroneous information" that the plane was diving downward, "and therefore to compensate, the pilot had a tendency to pull on the throttle to make it rise up".
Robert Soulas, who lost his daughter and son-in-law in the crash, says investigators said the flight director system indicated the "erroneous information" that the plane was diving downward, "and therefore to compensate, the pilot had a tendency to pull on the throttle to make it rise up".
Flight director Leroy Cain quietly told his team at Mission Control: "Lock the doors .
Station flight director Jerry Jason said: "Understanding what caused that failure is going to help us in the long run.
First on the unpacking list, so-called crew preference items, said flight director Jerry Jason.

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