Avionics Report

March 2015 Issue

Utility at a Glance

Clockwise from upper left: Notice the pop-up at the lower right corner of the screen, advising that you are exiting the holding pattern at the GITKE fix. With this prompting, you’ll always know how the navigator is treating a hold in lieu of a procedure turn. Detailed onscreen approach information means there is less glancing down at charts. This includes crossing altitudes and intercept altitudes. The IFD540 has plenty of highly configurable data blocks along the sides and upper portion of the display. Notice the ATC facility name in the comm frequency window, in case you forget who you’re talking with.

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