Terrain Avoidance Warning System

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This course explores major principles and the concept around "Controlled Flight Into Terrain". It starts with the history and benefits, development of the GPWS & EGPWS and comparison between the two systems. The EGPWS display and colour codes, Terrain Clearances and Runway Field Clearance Floor Alerts. During flight cautions, warnings and alerts. It is a great refresher to recap your expertise. Please refer to the full course content below.

Course Modules:

Duration: 0h:50m

Flight Crew: Initial/Conversion/Recurrent

Compliance: EASA AIR OPS, Part ORO and Sub-part Flight Crew

  1. Module (1): Controlled Flight Into Terrain Concept & Principles.
  2. Module (2): GPWS & EGPWS Modes, Functions & Alerts.

Please see below for "Topics Covered".

Here is how you achieve your certification

Training Modules

0h:50m web-based training of 2 modules, must be taken in sequence to satisfy compliance.

Practice Exercise

Practical verbal exercise to recap eLearning, real person voice guidance with multiple-choice questions.

Competency Test

Final assessment, 10 multiple choice questions randomly presented out of a pool of questions with a passing grade of 70%.


Competency certificate is awarded upon achieving the passing grade.

Topics Covered:

  • Terrain Avoidance Warning System introduction and history.
  • System objectives of alerting the flight crew flying into terrain.
  • GPWS modes of operation.
  • Introduction of the enhanced functions of the EGPWS.
  • EGPWS functions explained.
  • EGPWS colour and caution display.
  • Terrain Clearance Floor (TCF).
  • Runway Field Clearance Floor Alert (RFCF).
  • Warning Alerts.
  • Terrain/obstacle related caution alerts recommended actions.

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