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User currently offlineTtailfe From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Ok folks, I'm reaching out, using all resources possible...

I am doing a term paper for Embry Riddle on CFIT and how technology has helped mitigate the amount of CFIT accidents over the last ten years.
Any one have some first hand experience? Either personal or know someone who does?
Thanks

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8991 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
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I am sure you have heard of GPWS (Ground proximity warning system) or the newer EGPWS (enhanced).
This system is very helpful. It yells at you when you get too close to the ground or terrain when you are not approaching a runway. The typical: "WHOOP, WHOOP, PULL UP" or "CAUTION TERRAIN".
We have another system in our cockpit. A terrain display. It is colour coded and shows you the highest terrain around you. It is either green, yellow or red. Green: no problem, Yellow: use cation there is terrain nearby, red: DANGER. If it is red, then the terrain is close to you and more important at least 500' higher than your current altitude.
These 2 things are very helpful to avoid CFIT. our charts are good as well, they have colourcoded areas as well. They tell you how high the terrain is and on those charts you can see the minimum flight altitudes. Don't go below them and you should'nt have any problems. And with the nowadays accuracy of the navigational systems, you know exactly where you are.

I hope that helps you a bit.

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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Are you wanting to do airline tech? Or go a different route and discuss GA? A number of times I wrote on GA in school while everybody else went for the airlines. Wilco hit EGPWS. You also have a lot of advances in TAWS for smaller aircraft. One of the things I like about the newer avionics in GA is the Terrain Warnings. It's accessible to every segment of aviation now.


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User currently offlineNorthwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Never had a problem myself, but I can say that research on SVT (synthetic vision technology) should yield some incredible results. Its a fairly new technology, and I know that some GA aircraft have it. I think (but am not positive) the 787 is supposed to have it.

http://www.turbopilot.com/cirrusperspective/images/SVT_1.jpg


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2291 times:



Quoting Northwest727 (Reply 3):
I think (but am not positive) the 787 is supposed to have it.

787 will have a vertical situation display, but not synthetic vision, as far as I know.

Tom.


User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2288 times:



Quoting Northwest727 (Reply 3):
and I know that some GA aircraft have it.

It's an option on the SR22.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2250 times:



Quoting Northwest727 (Reply 3):
some GA aircraft have it.

Any aircraft that has a G1000 can have that system, though I think there is a hardware upgrade that needs to be done in order for older G1000 systems to be able to use it.

-Mir



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User currently offlineNorthwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2230 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 4):
787 will have a vertical situation display, but not synthetic vision, as far as I know.



Quoting N353SK (Reply 5):

It's an option on the SR22.

Thanks guys. I thought the 787 had it based on flight deck "simulations," but wasn't quite sure.

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):

Any aircraft that has a G1000 can have that system, though I think there is a hardware upgrade that needs to be done in order for older G1000 systems to be able to use it.

That's interesting. I thought it was just as simple as a software upgrade. Then again, I do know that WAAS is a completely separate hardware upgrade on systems such as the GNS430, so it probably does make sense that an actual hardware upgrade is required as well. Thanks though.


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