CHAPTER 5. Information Systems

Since the volume of information now available in the cockpit cannot be presented on a single display, or would clutter a single display to the point of unintelligibility, you must decide what information is needed at any given point in your flight. You will learn how information systems can be used to enhance situational awareness and increase the safety margin. It is important to avoid the pitfalls of using enhanced weather, traffic, and terrain information to fly closer to hazardous situations. This negates any safety advantage created by advanced avionics. Advanced avionics aircraft crash due to the same causes as aircraft with traditional instrumentation.

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