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Old 21st Apr 2017, 08:24
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DOUBLE BOGEY
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK and MALTA
Age: 56
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Geoffers, principles are just that. However, at 200 feet tracking towards the coast BOTH PILOTS SHOULD have the RADAR image on their respective mission screens. TAWS is the virtual world, database driven and as we see from this accident not fit for purpose in terrain avoidance. Setting up the MFDs must be logical and responsive the the mission and phase of flight.

Moving map and TAWS are advisory systems. The RADAR is the ONLY tool able to see solid objects in front of the helicopter. It's madness not to have that vital, critical and accurate information right in front of the pilot driving the helicopter, AND the pilot monitoring the flight path, WHENEVER below MSA over the ocean.
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