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A Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) aims to prevent "controlled flight into terrain" (CFIT) accidents. The actual systems in current use are known as Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) and Enhanced GPWS (E-GPWS).

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Does Flight Recorders store TAWS-Terrain Warning Alerts when its inhibited?

EGPWS(Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems) or TAWS (Terrain Avoidance and Warning System) systems create terrain and obstacle alerts both visual and aural. But in some configurations they can be ...
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Why don't TAWS systems provide automatic avoidance?

After watching several episodes of "Air Disasters" where the pilots' response to a TAWS (terrain awareness and warning system) alert was, "huh, that can’t be right", and then they fly into the terrain....
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Do modern Terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) have blind spots?

Do Terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) have blind spots when the helicopter is in unknown territory with unpredicted terrain or the TAWS systems coming nowadays have each and every terrain on ...
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