The technology is on his agenda, however, as the avionics industry works toward a fusion of the SVS, a 3D picture generated from a static terrain and obstacle database, and enhanced flight vision, a live, typically infrared or radar-based mapping along the flight path. A fused system will allow for lower landing minima at airports, such as Isafjordur, with challenging terrain.
Thirty minutes after arriving, we are lined up for takeoff to the east. Hanson, flying the leg back to Reykjavik, again pointed out the same watermark in the channel. This time, however, the departure procedure plunges us into the inevitable turbulence he did not need instruments to see.
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