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Terrain Awareness And Warning Systems

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Just had a quick read and it says 'private turbine helicopters and commercial fixed wing.......' so looks like we're all safe from having to buy more stuff :)

Unless of course you get paid enough to have your own heli with more than 7 seats!!!!!! ;)

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The reference is 605.37 which requires that a "turbo-jet-powered aeroplane that has a MCTOW of more than 15 000 kg (33,069 pounds)" and transports 10 or more passengers need a ground proximity warning system.

 

I read this as creating a new standard that requires TAWS to be installed in private turbine-powered and commercial airplanes with six or more passenger seats.

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Should have waited until the morning to reread the press release when I was more awake.

 

Let's hope it wasn't a type-o and they really meant to say aircraft. Haven't had the time today to look through the gazette.

 

Sean

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TAWS would not be feasible or practical in a VFR helicopter. The logic it uses to provide warnings would mean that anyone doing normal VFR helicopter ops would be triggering it continuously.

 

Now TCAS is a different kettle of fish and that would be a very useful tool in a high traffic environment such as a fire with numerous a/c working it.

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If you have a garman 500 nav/com it comes with terrain warning which you will have to disable if you flying anywhere below 1000' or lower above the ground...very annoying when you are spraying :lol: we also take the garman 400 out during spray ops as it goes nuts with black screens with big red X's on them continuously :lol:

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Now TCAS is a different kettle of fish and that would be a very useful tool in a high traffic environment such as a fire with numerous a/c working it.

 

TCAS rocks, huge safety feature. We have it set to alert at any traffic within 1mile. Its amazing how many times it goes off in the middle of know where.. Only down fall is the other aircraft has to have a transponder or it turned ON. In a circuit with multiple aircraft, its does go off a lot.

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