This was an important event, as the crew lost their onboard radar presentation
, facing away from the storms for almost seven minutes.
After affected radar stations had been restarted, LFVs air traffic controllers received correct radar presentation
45 minutes after the disruption had begun and after an additional 45 minutes there was full capacity in the airspace.
WEATHER RADAR PRESENTATION
: WHAT YOU SEEISN'T WHAT YOU GET
ATC system is a combined radar presentation
system, flight plan presentation and distribution.
Pink colors on a radar presentation
, by convention, indicate a region of transitional precipitation, specifically freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet (ice pellets), while gray is reserved for snow.
Unfortunately, the navigator was referring to his radar presentation
rather than a visual reference.