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Wisconsin. July 26, 2002 - ElectronicFlight Solutions, Inc.
Founder and CEO, Howard Reisman, today announced immediate availability
of the ElectronicFlight Solutions' CompleteLearning
Terrain Awareness training module for the Bendix/King KGP
560/KMH 880 EGPWS Class B TAWS. Don Bateman, inventor of the ground
proximity warning system and Chief Engineer, Flight Safety Systems
at Honeywell in Redmond, Washington explains, "To achieve the
most from a cockpit flight safety system such as EGPWS (TAWS), the
pilot needs to be trained on its operational use, its capability,
and limitations. Both EGPWS and pilot training will help reduce
the risk of a Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accident. I
am very impressed by the ElectronicFlight Solutions interactive
training CompleteLearning CD-ROM for the Bendix/King Class B KGP
560/KMH 880. This professional training tool should greatly help
achieve a basic understanding for the pilot of what EGPWS is with
a Terrain display, and how it operates."
Controlled Flight Into Terrain represents the leading cause of airline-related fatalities and from 1988 through 1995, CFIT accounted for more aviation fatalities than all other causes combined!
According to Bob Lee, Director of Marketing at ElectronicFlight Solutions, "We are currently delivering this product throughout the US and internationally. We anticipate an ever increasing demand with the FAA TAWS mandate which includes all turboprop aircraft with more than six passenger seats." Lee further indicated that ElectronicFlight's CompleteLearning TAWS Class A Module is slated for September release and will be address the needs of corporate flight departments and fractionals, such as NetJets and Flight Options.
This release of the CompleteLearning Library details the operation of the Class B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS). The student is first presented with the history and development of Ground Prox systems and their transition into the GPS driven terrain database systems of today. The overall operation of TAWS is explained before progressing into the specifics of the Bendix/King KGP 560 EGPWS and KMH 880. The self-guided training then highlights the operation of the TAWS on the Avidyne FlightMax and Honeywell IHAS KMD 550/880 display systems. Terrain depiction symbology, audio alert priorities, limitations of derived altitude, differences between Class A and B systems, database resolution, operation modes and alert inhibits are explained in detail.
ElectronicFlight Solutions deploys computer-generated animation and highly interactive exercises to implant mental models (pictures) of the TAWS capabilities into the working knowledge of a pilot, thus providing the tools to formulate an integrated terrain avoidance strategy. The knowledge of the TAWS methodology, plus the provided practice of computer emulators, allow the capabilities of a TAWS system to be integrated into the decision making process. After successfully navigating the entire Terrain Module, the operation and familiarity of a TAWS should become second nature when it counts the most-under the pressure of a high-workload cockpit environment." explains Paul Novacek, ElectronicFlight Solutions' Vice President of Product Development.
At the very core of the TAWS module is ElectronicFlight's powerful CompleteLearning methodology. Embracing conceptual learning instead of rote memorization CompleteLearning implants mental models of the particular system into the student's permanent memory. Requisite knowledge is then reinforced with targeted interactive KnowledgeCheck exercises and quizzes embedded throughout the self-paced training program.
An integral part of the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning package is the ElectronicFlight ContinuousLearning KEFS Airpark, www.ElectronicFlight.com. At KEFS Airpark, pilots can stay current with product updates and service bulletins, interact with others operating similar technology, and continuously enhance their skill and knowledge by staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of high tech avionics and cockpit automation.
ElectronicFlight Solutions, Inc. is a new breed of training organization that offers the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning Library of Avionics/Cockpit Automation training products and services to general aviation and corporate pilots. Working in conjunction with AEA-member avionics shops, certified flight instructors, flight schools and aviation colleges on a national basis, ElectronicFlight provides quality education on Autopilot, GPS Navigation, Traffic, Terrain and Weather Awareness technologies from leading manufacturers including Honeywell-Bendix/King, Garmin, Goodrich, Collins, S-TEC, Sandel, Avidyne, UPSAT, Ryan and others.
Oshkosh 2002 attendees may take a test flight of the CompleteLearning
TAWS Module at the ElectronicFlight Solutions booth #2056
in Hangar B. There will be a drawing each day of EAA Venture for
a free CompleteLearning module (a $295 value!).
For further information visit KEFS - the ElectronicFlight Solutions'
Airpark and home of the CompleteLearning Academy,
at www.ElectronicFlight.com or call (505) 265-4055.