OSUN, Where Art Thou… Going?

While my flight instructor Martin and I were working with the autopilot last weekend, we also spent some time working on flying with a partial panel. ┬áThis practice is intended to simulate the failure of one or more instruments on the panel. For this particular “failure,” we simulated losing the directional gyro and attitude indicator by applying round covers that obscured the instrument faces. ┬áThese are gyroscopic instruments that rely on a vacuum pump to operate, so we were essentially simulating a vacuum pump failure.

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