About Aeroclicks

The flight simulator, to some, is no more than a game. To others they can be anything from an engaging hobby, a training aid for student pilots, or a way in which PPL and Commercial pilots can practice procedures or visualise new routes. Whatever your level of skill, I hope you find Aeroclicks will grow […]

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Flight Instrument Guide

Flight Instrument Guide

Whether you interest is as a keen novice or experienced virtual aviator, The Flight Instrument Guide will take you through the basics of each of the most common cockpit instruments. It will show you what each instrument does and how you can simulate this in your flight simulator. The Cockpit Instruments Whilst concentrating on general […]

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The Turn and Slip Indicator

In aviation, the turn and slip indicator (T/S, a.k.a. turn and bank indicator) and the turn coordinator (TC) variant are essentially two aircraft flight instruments in one device. One indicates the rate of turn, or the rate of change in the aircraft’s heading; the other part indicates whether the aircraft is in coordinated flight, showing the slip or skid of the turn. The slip indicator is actually […]

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The Magnetic Compass

The magnetic compass shows the aircraft’s heading relative to magnetic north. Errors include Variation, or the difference between magnetic and true direction, and Deviation, caused by the electrical wiring in the aircraft, which requires a Compass Correction Card. Additionally, the compass is subject to Dip Errors. While reliable in steady level flight it can give […]

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The Airspeed Indicator

The airspeed indicator shows the aircraft’s speed (usually in knots ) relative to the surrounding air. It works by measuring the ram-air pressure in the aircraft’s Pitot tube relative to the ambient static pressure. The indicated airspeed (IAS) must be corrected for non-standard pressure and temperature in order to obtain the true airspeed (TAS). The […]

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The Direction Indicator

The direction indicator (also called an DI) or heading indicator (also called an HI) is a flight instrument used in an aircraft to inform the pilot of the aircraft’s heading. The primary means of establishing the heading in most small aircraft is the magnetic compass, which suffers from several types of errors. The dip error […]

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