We can't always be 100 percent certain of where we're headed in our lives, but it's absolutely vital that you know which direction you're headed in when you're in the skies. This is why we have these high-quality vertical card compasses from Precision Aviation, Inc. Their PAI-700 vertical card magnetic compass is superior to fluid damped compasses due to its clear presentation. All you need is a quick glance to see the aircraft lubber line and be able to see the 360-degree dial in its correct relation to current flight. We know what you're wondering, and yes indeed, the PAI-700 satisfies the magnetic compass FAA requirement.
This compass is stable due to the use of eddy current damping, built in to the design. The magnet is held in place with a jeweled limit pin and cannot be pulled out of the gimbal, even if flown upside down. You'll also find other Precision Aviation compass models that are made for specific aircraft. All compasses are made in their Houston, Texas facility.