Old Instruments

In the oldie but goodie category, we have the following instruments which were removed from an airplane. Below you’ll see the gyro compass, turn and slip indicator, and VOR dial.

You can go a long way with these three. In fact, early aviators went great distances with much less. Today’s technology uses GPS and flat panel displays to make the cockpit of your average general aviation plane seem like something out of a science fiction movie. Still, the fundamentals apply. Anyone who forgets them quickly learns the old rule that aviation is not so dangerous as it is unforgiving. Always do your checklist!

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