FLARM is a collision avoidance system developed by glider pilots. FLARM warns if there is a collision hazard from terrain (optional), other FLARM-equipped gliders and other aircraft (ADS-B & transponder). It also gives the location of non-threatening nearby FLARM-equipped gliders. FLARM is programmed with intelligence to understand the unique flight characteristics of gliders so it stays quiet unless there is a real hazard.
- FLARM collision-avoidance system (other FLARM gliders)
- Transponder detector
- An IGC certified logger suitable for badges, contests, and OLC
- Traffic data output to flight computers, PDA or PNA.
Power FLARM ® CORE is a rugged Power FLARM ® solution for fixed installation. Power FLARM Core is installed "hidden" behind the instrument panel or in the avionics compartment and passes Power FLARM ® traffic information to third party display systems. Many specialized display solutions are available, additionally nearly all leading Moving-Map Systems are capable of displaying Power FLARM ® Data. Power FLARM ® Core can operate two independent FLARM ® antennas and features amplified range. In contrast to normal FLARM ®-systems it features enhanced range and better coverage. So it remains useful in fast aircraft and aircraft with metal fuselages.
- FLARM® transmission and reception with increased range.
- Second FLARM antenna port (optional).
Interfaces to display equipment:
- Connector for FLARM®/PowerFLARM® Displays
- Dataport for moving-map systems that support the FLARM® NMEA protocol
- GARMIN TIS Interface (optional)
In the box:
- ADS-B Antenna
See & Be Seen by Everyone
Introduced over a decade ago, the original Classic FLARM devices have saved the lives of many glider pilots. Thanks to the success of FLARM, and because of more crowded airspace, FLARM has also been embraced by other aviation domains. Today, many powered airplanes, helicopters, and even low flying jet aircraft carry FLARM. There is no other technology as widely used in the lower airspace below FL100, outside large airports, than FLARM. Together with a general increase in high speed aircraft at lower altitudes, this changes the technical requirements for collision avoidance equipment to detect fast approaching aircraft in time. PowerFLARM was developed to specifically address these challenges.
PowerFLARM makes aircraft that are hidden from old Classic FLARM visible. With a significantly increased range, radio performance improvements in all directions, and optional ADS-B and transponder data integration, PowerFLARM protects you from aircraft otherwise not visible in time.
Transponder and ADS-B Receiver
While many aircraft are already FLARM-equipped, there are still some that are not. With the optional transponder and ADS-B 1090ES receiver, available in select PowerFLARM devices, you are protected from those aircraft as well. The additional receiver listens for intruders transmitting Mode-C, Mode-S, and ADS-B messages on 1090 MHz, and includes those aircraft in the smart trajectory prediction and collision warning algorithms. Since aircraft without FLARM cannot see you, it is all the more important that you can see them early to keep a safe distance.