In response to customer demand, Avsoft has developed a course for pilots exploring the important concepts, definitions, limitations, components and procedures related to the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS).

Topics discussed on the course include the history of GPWS and EGPWS, TAWS specifications, the EGPWS database, basic functions including Modes 1-6, enhanced functions including envelope modulation, Terrain Clearance Floor (TCF), Runway Field Clearance Floor (RFCF) and Forward-Looking Terrain Avoidance (FLTA), terrain alerting and display, peaks display, limitations, inhibitions and alert priority.

The course is designed to comply with EASA, FAA, ICAO, and Transport Canada regulations, and to provide pilots with one hour of initial training. It concludes with an exam and, on successful completion, a certificate is generated. Customers have the option of customising the course to be suitable for periodic recurrent training.

The EGPWS course complements Avsoft’s recently released CFIT course. General Subject courses like these are being developed to supplement Avsoft’s extensive aircraft systems course library.