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THE AIRSPACE WARNING DEVICE FOR PILOTS

Aware GPS

Specifications

Airbox Aerospace’s multi-award winning Aware is a simple to use, straight out of the box airspace warning device that uses GPS to display your position on a moving map display. The digital maps used are the official ICAO editions and allow for quick reference between the Aware and the paper maps in your cockpit. With an outstanding 480 x 272 pixel five inch screen and a user interface designed for easy in-cockpit use, the Aware is an essential item for an pilot wihing to improve his or her situational awareness whilst flying..

In flight, the Aware GPS presents the pilot only with the information vital to their flight.

 

The Aware will warn pilots of any potential airspace infringements up to five minutes ahead of the aircraft’s current position. All warnings are relative to the aircraft’s flight level and take into consideration whether the aircraft is climbing, descending or drifting towards airspace. The data that produces the airspace updates is updated every 28 days in accordance with the AIRAC cycle and provided free by Airbox Aerospace for the life of the product.

  • Dimensions 134mm x 85mm x 9mm

  • Screen Size 5 inch

  • Resolution 480 x 272 pixels

  • Weight 375g

  • Battery Li-ion

  • Power Consumption 2 hours @ <10W

  • GPS Receiver Sirf Star III, 20 Channels

  • Brightness >550 nits

  • Voltage Range 12-28v DC

  • Software Fastplan for PC

Features

  • Free airspace updates for life (chart updates purchased separately)

  • Intuitive and simple to operate

  • 3D visual and audible airspace alerting system

  • Track Up/ North Up display

  • Multiple chart type capability

  • Comes with official ICAO charts for the country of purchase

Using your Aware GPS

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What are the running costs?

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Once you’ve purchased your Aware GPS you’ll be able to download free airspace updates for life. These are updated every 28 days in line with the AIRAC cycle. The airspace updates depict the boundaries of current airspace and enable your Aware device to warn you about nearby airspace and will, if current and updated, always generate airspace warnings even if your underlying charts are out of date. If you want to maintain up to date charts, you should purchase these from our webshop.

 

Typically to maintain current charts in the UK for CAA 1:500,000 VFR charts you will pay £49.99 per year for all three charts however you can choose to only purchase only the charts you fly with, for example the CAA Southern edition chart can be purchased as a download for £19.99.

 

The cost of this covers the licencing of the charts from the CAA and ultimately Ordnance Survey who create them. Other regional ICAO charts can be purchased from the Thundercloud site for similar prices.