terrain warning

terrain warning

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Typical radar indications for terrain warning.
A system that warns the crew of terrain that lies directly in their flight path. Virtually any airborne radar can be used for this purpose.
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Now the traffic screen doubles as a terrain warning screen.
The committee concluded the crew was unaware of the mountains on the flight route, which prompted them to ignore the terrain warning system.
Investigators concluded that the crew ignored terrain warning systems on a Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet that crashed into a mountain during a demo flight last May in Indonesia.
Terrain warning will work no matter how old the database is, as will warnings for towers that existed at the time the database was current.
We're referring to portable GPS navigators that provide impressive terrain warning capabilities, including obstacle detection and even aural pull-up warnings.
Could it also be that advancing technology such as terrain warning gear and the wider availability of EFIS displays, with their improved situational awareness, are also having a positive effect?
I have seen other examples where using the advisory glidepath below the MDA will get one uncomfortably close to obstacles and give one a terrain warning.