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Terrain Module Topics

Terrain Module Topics

Upon completion of the training, a student will be able to:

  • Recall the purpose of terrain avoidance technology
  • Review the accidents that led up to the implementation of TAWS
  • Discriminate between the different types of TAWS
  • Recall the mandates of TAWS rulings
  • Describe the method of terrain database comparisons to present position
  • Recount the audio alerts and their priority levels
  • List the types of terrain elevation symbology and their priority levels
  • Recall the formulation and limitations of derived altitude
  • Diagram terrain database cell resolution
  • Locate and implement use of the terrain inhibit feature Recall the various protection schemes
  • List the differences between the normal and peaks mode
  • Formulate strategies for terrain avoidance using a TAWS display
  • Incorporate TAWS limitations into decision strategies
  • Describe the inputs and outputs of a typical TAWS system
  • Recall a mental image of the display control layout
  • Demonstrate the action of changing ranges and views on a TAWS display
  • Determine the severity of a terrain alert, and required action
    and much more