AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS


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AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS
AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMSSystems designed to assist the pilot during normal flight operations have been used on aircraft for decades. These systems, commonly referred to as an autopilot, can be found on light as well as heavy transport-category aircraft. Initially an autopilot system was relatively simple and designed to hold a given altitude, heading, and/or airspeed. Today complex aircraft employ autoflight systems which perform virtually every facet of flight. These systems can tune radios, fly holding patterns, and even perform autoland functions; of course, the correct ground-based navigational aids must also be available. For the most part, the terms autopilot and
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export