Getting Helicopter TAWS Right

Posted Wednesday, May 08 2013 as Industry News

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Getting Helicopter TAWS Right

By John Croft
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A light single-engine turbine helicopter buzzes a lake and pulls up to strafe the nearby craggy mountain peaks on moonless January night.  Conditions that might otherwise be ingredients of an all-too-familiar chain of events leading to a crash site, on this particular night were rendered harmless by the 3-in., brightly colored back-lit display on the bottom right side of N547SA’s panel.

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Article provided by Aviation Week Business & Commercial Aviation. May 2013