View Full Version : A suggestion re CFIT

31st May 2001, 20:20
I was watching my recently aquired copy of ITVV's B757 video last night. The Capt showed how they overlaid the weather radar on the Nav display in the 757's "Glass Cockpit".

However, it was a sunny day(!) with no thunderheads in sight, so he pointed the radar dish down and got a display of the Alps mountains in glorious technicolour. Contoured - peaks in red etc.

The thought occurs:

Could the crew of a "Glass Cockpit" jet do this when approaching in bad weather to a runway surrounded by high ground? Then they would 'see' where the high ground was, and could steer around it or abort the approach.

Could this have prevented the 757 crash at Cali in '95, for instance?

Is this possible? Discuss....

Live long and Prosper.....

[This message has been edited by swashplate (edited 31 May 2001).]