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A scan for virtual VFR.

Synthetic vision puts a new twist in the glass-panel scan. Several things become more intuitive, but precise flying still requires more than just looking at the virtual horizon.

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Syn vis or not, hold wings level or a chosen bank with the roll indicator and a pitch with the vertex of the aircraft symbol. The big difference is with track, as you now can see track both laterally and vertically with the flight path marker (FPM). The FPM shows your projected path through space. Keep the FPM on the aiming point of the virtual runway on an approach and that's where you'll end up in the real world. To see more on FPMs, check out "Flight Path Markers" in the January 2009 IFR.

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Date:Feb 1, 2010
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