Flight Computer

Last Updated or created 2022-11-02

Bought myself a Jeppesen Sanderson Slide Graphic “Computer” (1989)

I like those “old skool” manual/analog instruments.

I want to use this together with my flightsimulator.

flight computer is a form of circular slide rule used in aviation and one of a very few analog computers in widespread use in the 21st century

They are mostly used in flight training, but many professional pilots still carry and use flight computers. They are used during flight planning (on the ground before takeoff) to aid in calculating fuel burn, wind correction, time en route, and other items. In the air, the flight computer can be used to calculate ground speed, estimated fuel burn and updated estimated time of arrival. The back is designed for wind correction calculations, i.e., determining how much the wind is affecting one’s speed and course.