Sky Pointer

Sky Pointer

Description

ROLL POINTER. In this option the roll arc is stationary with respect to the horizon and the pointer moves back and forth across the arc. The attitude roll pointer indicates the current aircraft roll attitude. The attitude roll pointer is a solid white triangle below the roll scale. The attitude roll pointer moves to the left as the roll angle increases and to the right as the roll angle decreases.

SKY POINTER. In this option the pointer is stationary with respect to the horizon and the roll arc moves to the left and right of the roll pointer. The attitude roll pointer indicates the current aircraft roll attitude. The roll scale is the same as the option above. The roll scale moves to the left as the roll angle increases and moves to the right as the roll angle decreases
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
With glass cockpits the attitude indicator can either be a Sky Pointer or a Roll Pointer type. See pictures.
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June 23, 1956: Lt. Col. Frank Everest, USAF, flew the rocket-powered Bell X-2 at a record speed of 1,900 mph at Edwards AFB.