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Primary Flight Display (PFD)

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Primary Flight Display


The Primary Flight Display (PFD) is the main aviation instrument for the pilots. It provides information for:

  • Attitude
  • Sideslip Indication
  • Airspeed (Knots or Mach) and speed trend
  • Altitude (baro and radio)
  • Vertical Speed
  • Heading and Track
  • Autopilot / Flight Director Guidance
  • Sidestick Order Indication
  • Flight Mode Annunciator and Flight Modes FMGS
  • Deviations (vertical and lateral)
  • Radio navigation (ILS, DME, etc.)
  • Various scales and limits (bank limits, max sidestick deflection, pitch, etc.)

In Depth PFD Guide

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Last update: August 25, 2023