Essential Skills Checklist

Chapter 2: Electronic Flight Instruments

Primary Flight Display

  • Correctly interpret flight and navigation instrument information displayed on the PFD.
  • Determine what “fail down” modes are installed and available. Recognize and compensate appropriately for failures of the PFD and supporting instrument systems.
  • Accurately determine system options installed and actions necessary for functions, data entry and retrieval.
  • Know how to select essential presentation modes, flight modes, communication and navigation modes, and methods of mode selection and cancellation.
  • Be able to determine extent of failures and reliable information remaining available, including procedures for restoring function(s) or moving displays to the MFD or other display.
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