23rd Apr 2012, 18:35
What is the purpose of the altitude warning alert? Is this configured for a particular altitude depending on the destination as a general warning?
(saw this on a 737 landing video)
25th Apr 2012, 10:22
It warns the crew that the aircraft is passing 1000ft from the level or altitude that the aircraft is set to level off at.
25th Apr 2012, 10:29
The Altitude alert warning indicates the Aircraft is within 300ft of the selected heading either approaching it by light indication or moving away after crossing it by a light & horn Indication.
Its normally used as a reminder to the crew to act at that particular altitude.
25th Apr 2012, 10:52
Hmmmmmmmm... verrrry interesting!
25th Apr 2012, 11:30
Not a clue what Hawk is talking about, and I fly the things.
25th Apr 2012, 19:13
In the 60s,70s and 80s it told the crew the aircraft was descending through FL100 above the ground as a safety warning for the "clockwork instrument" Flight Deck but for the life of me I can't remember if it was fitted to the "all glass intrument" Flight Deck perhaps Torque tonight would tell me
25th Apr 2012, 19:33
Mostly a warning of 1000' to the pre selected altitude and also a deviation of 300' from the preselected altitude.