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Old 15th Apr 2017, 15:42
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
And my other question, I'm not familiar with a radalt triggering ALTITUDE warning, normally I expect radalt to trigger a MINIMA warning, which is referenced to height and not barometric altitude. Is this just an S92 configuration thing? MINIMA seems to me to be the proper warning, as that is self evident not to descend any further. ALTITUDE could just mean you've strayed plus or minus whatever tolerance away from an assigned barometric altitude.
Barometric altitude bug: when the a/c descends below the preset altitude you get a "MINIMUMS, MINIMUMS" aural alert. I suppose that makes sense as the minimums used for normal instrument approaches are altitudes (DA, MDA).

When the a/c descends below the RADALT bug, you get an "ALTITUDE, ALTITUDE" aural alert.
Yes even though it's a height it is referring to; I suppose an alert "Height, Height" doesn't do as well phonetically!
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