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Which one of the following statements regarding the possibilities offered by an Automatic Flight Control (AFCS) is true.
  • A
    An AFCS arms, captures, and tracks a pre-selected flight path.
  • B

    An AFCS builts a four-dimensional flight path.

  • C
    An AFCS controls the engine electronically.
  • D
    An AFCS combines the inputs from the cyclic and collective.

AFCS stands for Automatic Flight Control System. An AFCS can provide many different capabilities, including the ability to arm, capture, and track a pre-selected flight path.

Arming the flight path means that the AFCS is set up and ready to capture and follow the pre-selected flight path. This typically involves setting up the guidance and navigation systems, and configuring the autopilot to follow the desired flight path.

Capturing the flight path means that the AFCS has successfully locked onto the pre-selected flight path and is now following it. This can be done manually by the pilot or automatically by the AFCS, depending on the system's capabilities and the pilot's preference.

Tracking the flight path means that the AFCS is accurately following the pre-selected flight path, making adjustments as necessary to stay on course. This can involve using various sensors and navigation aids to keep the aircraft on the desired track.

Overall, an AFCS with the ability to arm, capture, and track a pre-selected flight path can greatly enhance the safety and efficiency of an aircraft's navigation, especially during instrument flight and in adverse weather conditions.

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