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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.07.17): Synthetic Vision System (SVS)

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Synthetic Vision System (SVS)

A visual display of terrain, G-9 obstructions, runways, and other surface features that creates a virtual view of what the pilot would see out the window. This tool could be used to supplement normal vision in low visibility conditions, as well as to increase situational awareness in IMC.

FMI: www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/instrument_procedures_handbook/media/Glossary.pdf

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