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Primary Flight Display (PFD)

Interactive PFD

Description

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.)

Chapters

Quick Links
Flight Mode Annunciators
Actual Airspeed Reference Line and Scale
Attitude and Guidance
Altitude Indicator
Barometric Reference
Heading Reference Line and Scale
Vertical Speed indicator
Flags and Messages

Last update: November 19, 2022