Concorde Pilots Instruments 

Left you can see the pilots instruments on

G-BOAC. The pilots instruments for the most part were duplicated on the Co-pilots side however to add redundancy some of the instruments were supplied information by seperate systems.

An example can be seen right, the example shows the many points air data information was taken to supply information to the instruments. If one failed then information could be verified through other instruments. In addition standby systems covered basic flight indication.

Pilots Instruments

 

1. Warning indicators and landing systems

2. INS and RDR indicator lights

3. Instrument Transfer switches for Navigation

4. ASI (Air Speed Indicator)

5. ADI (Attitude Display Indicator) or Artificial Horizon

6. VSI (Vertical Speed Indicator)

7. Radio Altimeter

8. Standby Horizon

9. Marker Beacon Navigation System  

10. Accelerometer Moving Index and Angle of Attack

11. Standby ASI / Mach Meter (Air Speed Indicator)

12. Mach Meter

13. HSI (Horizontal Situation Indicator)

14. Flight Director Switch

15. Altimeter

16. T.C.A.S. (see note below)

17. INS Mode Indicators

18. INS Warning Indicators

19. DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) Indicator

20. VOR Indicator (Radio Compass)

21. Sideslip Indicator

22. ADF (Automatic Direction Finder) Indicator

23. Clock (see note below)

24. CGI (Center of Gravity) Indicator

25. Cabin Pressurisation Altitude

Pilots Instruments - Detail

1. Warning indicators and landing systems

 

2. INS and RDR indicator lights

 

3. Instrument transfer switches for navigation

 

4. ASI - Air speed indicator

 
 

5. ADI - Attutude display indicator or Artificial Horizon

Information display

Flags and Warnings

6. VSI (Vertical Speed Indicator)

 

7. Radio Altimeter

 
 

8. Standby Horizon

9. Marker Beacon Navigation System

 
 

10. Accelerometer moving index and angle of attack

11. Standby ASI/Mach Meter (Air speed indicator)

 

12. Mach Meter

 

13. HSI (Horizontal situation indicator)

 

HSI Information display (MAG Setting) 

HSI Information display (True setting)

HSI Flags and warnings

 

14. Flight Director switch

 

15. Altimeter

16. TCAS (* See note below) 

 

17. Powerplant rating mode indicators

 
 

18. INS Warning indicators

19. DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) Indicator

 

Indicator - Dual. DME, Clifton

 

The digitaL dual. DME indicator contains two separate identical display modules ; one is supplied by DME interrogator 1 and the other by DME interrogator 2. Each display module consists of four tubes, each with a seven segment incandescent display. Each tube can display numbers from one to nine and a horizontal bar, or dash. The indicators display hundreds, tens, units and tenths from 000,0 to 399.9 NM.

 

20. VOR Indicator (Radio Compass)

21. Sideslip indicator

 
 

22. ADF (Automatic Direction Finder) Indicator

23. Temperature indicator Later replaced with Clock (* See note bottom of page)

 

Clock (* See note bottom of page)

 

24. CGI (Center of Gravity indicator)

25. Cabin Pressurisation Altitude

 

* Note; Changes to layout During Service for TCAS

 

The installation of the TCAS system brought about some changes in the layout of the instruments in Concorde, Originally both the pilot and first officer had Temperature indicators on their display panels. The TCAS system took up valuable space on each side of the cockpit so to resolve the issue TCAS was installed where the clock was, the clock was moved down to the next position and replaced the Temperature indicator and the temperature indicator was moved to the center console.

Before TCAS installation

After TCAS installation

Temperature indicator added to center console