G1000 Proficiency Clinic. Raising the Bar in MER for G1000 Operations 10 & 24 August, 2013 S. Parson, Capt J. Karanikas, Capt S. Hertz, Maj. Purpose of the Clinic. Take G1000 IFR qualified pilots and make them highly proficient Deep dive on systems and procedures Best practices
Raising the Bar in MER for G1000 Operations
10 & 24 August, 2013
S. Parson, Capt
J. Karanikas, Capt
S. Hertz, Maj
Load departure airport approach
Set up FD for departure
Allows smooth and seamless transition to AP operation
Provides FD guidance from take off
Activate FD and set FLC to 90 knots, heading mode with runway heading, and initial altitude in altitude window
The entry to V466 is the GZG VOR so position the cursor on the next waypoint
The Menu key brings up this list and you choose “Load Airway”. If your cursor is not on the waypoint after the entry point, there will be no “Load Airway” option.
There are three airways that intersect GZG so select the one of interest (V466).
Next is a list of all the waypoints on V466. GZG is grayed out because you have already designated this as the entry onto V466. Choose an exit point (PSK) and hit enter.
This series of waypoints are the part of V466 that will be inserted in the flight plan starting with GZG and ending with PSK. Hit “Enter” to load this into the flight plan.
Here’s the resulting flight plan. Note the VNAV information which has been added. The airway can be deleted by selecting the white “Airway” text and hitting “CLR”.
Scenario: Flying from KGVE to KJYO, ATC clears you to intercept the AML 259° radial, direct AML, direct KJYO.
Vectors to final makes a final approach easy – but activating VTF in the G1000 replaces all your waypoint with an inbound course. Best to leave the approach in place and just follow the ATC vectors.
The flight director command bars establish a 7° nose-up pitch command to follow.
GA also disconnects the autopilot, changes CDI to GPS, and un suspends the GPS .
The GA Button does four things
If a go-around is necessary, press the GA switch and apply full power.
Start climbing to the altitude in the published MAP.
Can also be useful for night takeoffs or takeoffs in low IFR
Max engagement 160 knots, Min engagement 80 knots, Electric trim Max Operation speed 175 KIAS
Max Flap with AP use is 10 degrees
Max fuel imbalance with autopilot engaged: 90 lbs (~15 gallons)
AP off below 800’ AGL UNLESS on an instrument approach, then to minimums (200’ AGL limit). AP may be re-engaged at the MAP once a climb is established.
A pilot must occupy left seat
AP can NOT be used if audio panel is inoperative (why?)
Neither auto pilot provides yaw damper or auto throttles despite what many pilots believe!!!
2 Axis AP
VS, Alt hold
Attitude from TC
Initially VS and roll
Independent setting of altitude and barometer
Our GFC700 AC are WAAS capable while our KAP 140 AC are not
Used to manually arm or disarm altitude pre-select
Used to input altimeter setting
Follows heading bug
Used to select VS rate or change selected altitude
Toggles between ALT hold and VS mode
Engages autopilot in roll and VS modes
Tracks flight plan modes
* Refers to PTS Task
Use inner and outer knob on right hand side to set desired altitude in upper right corner.
Above 800’ AGL Press AP button at lower left for approximately 2 seconds to engage autopilot.
As shown on the top line, autopilot will engage in ROL (wing leveler) and VS (capture) modes.
VS mode will immediately capture and maintain the VS being flown at the time the AP button is pressed.
Set power –
The autopilot will NOT manage power settings!
KAP 140- More VS/ALT Points
KAP 140 - Heading Mode
Use the heading bug to steer the aircraft when HDG mode is engaged.
NOTE: In a rate-based system, the autopilot will normally turn the aircraft at standard rate.
KAP 140 - NAV Mode
To capture and track a selected course:
Unless you are already on the course you wish to track, NAV ARM will illuminate on the lower line. NAV will capture and track the course set on e-HSI.