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Features April 2013 Issue

HSI Localizer Magic

The HSI is a great instrument, but even seasoned pros can get confused about what to set for a course and which way to correct on a localizer.

Let’s start with an old hangar-flying puzzle. You’re outbound on the localizer back course. Your HSI course points back to the runway and you’ve got a right needle deflection. Which way do you turn? [IMGCAP(1)] I get a lot of HSI questions—although rarely that convoluted—now that so many panel mount and portable devices contain an electronic HSI. To better understand the HSI, we’ll have a quick VOR review, then see how the HSI brings it all together. …

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