In all the excitement and anticipation of sliding into the cockpit of that dream aircraft rental, stop for a moment to make sure that all the paperwork is in order. No, not the preflight check, although that is of course critical too.
Pilot students at Part 61 flight schools may begin training on analog instruments in their early days, but as they advance they will likely have the opportunity to experience glass cockpits. Glass cockpits use computer technology with features such as interactive moving maps.
However, some pilots prefer steam gauges because they are more affordable for general aviation aircraft use. In this article, we'll investigate—which is better, analog or glass cockpits?
Let's explore and find out!