General Warning Order and Display

Warning Display

If you are within the horizontal distance and/or vertical height set from an SUA item you will receive an NON-URGENT warning informing you that you are near an SUA item. A single tone will sound and a dialog box will be displayed with the SUA details.

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You can dismiss this warning by tapping the 5 mins, 1 Hour or Today buttons on the screen or pressing either of the two hardware buttons to the left of the PageUp/PageDown buttons or 5-Way navigator (depending on your PDA). These are normally the Calendar and Address Book buttons. Either one will work. I wanted to make it as easy as possible for your to find the buttons and dismiss the window while flying. In addition you can tap anywhere inside the warning window to dismiss it, until the warning is more serious.

If you are within the Urgent % parameter of the horizontal distance and/or vertical height from an SUA item you will receive an URGENT warning again informing you of your proximity to an SUA item. A three tone warning will sound, and a dialog box will be displayed with the SUA details.

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As before, you can dismiss this warning for the time shown in the button on the screen or by tapping anywhere in the warning screen or pressing either of the two hardware buttons to the left of the PageUp/PageDown buttons or 5-Way navigator (depending on your PDA). These are normally the Calendar and Address Book buttons.

If you actually enter the SUA item you will receive another URGENT warning informing you that you are now Inside the SUA item. A three tone warning will sound, and a popup box will be displayed with the SUA details. As before, you can dismiss this warning.

The SUA Warning does not stop all other processing in the program. So, if you do not dismiss a warning and leave it displayed, the program continues to log data, and do other calculations. In addition, if a more urgent warning occurs, the Warning window will be updated with the more urgent information. In addition, you will always get the warning tones for all warnings.

You will only receive warnings as you approach and enter the airspace, but not as you fly away from the SUA item. If you return and approach the same SUA again you will receive warnings again, as long as it is after the time you dismissed the previous warning for this item.

Warning Priority

There are various levels of SUA warning, and these are in the following priority order. If a higher priority warning occurs while another warning is displayed, the higher priority warning updates the warning dialog.

LOWEST Priority
Non-Urgent Warnings
Warning Type Description
APPROACHING At the present course and speed (and altitude) you will be inside the airspace in the number of seconds specified in the Look Ahead Time field on the SUA Warnings Setup screen
NEAR BELOW Below the airspace and horizontally near it
BELOW Directly below the airspace and vertically near it
NEAR ABOVE above the airspace and horizontally near it
ABOVE Directly above the airspace and vertically near it
NEAR Within the altitude limits of the airspace and horizontally near it
Urgent Warnings
Warning Type Description
URGENT NEAR BELOW Below the airspace and horizontally Very near it
URGENT BELOW Directly below the airspace and vertically Very near it
URGENT NEAR ABOVE above the airspace and horizontally Very near it
URGENT ABOVE Directly above the airspace and vertically Very near it
URGENT NEAR Within the altitude limits of the airspace and horizontally Very near it
URGENT INSIDE Inside the airspace - be sure you are allowed to be!
HIGHEST Priority
 
soarpilot/in-flight_warnings.txt · Last modified: 2006/10/25 11:24
 
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