Obstacle database

In addition to the collision avoidance functionality of FLARM, the system can also be easily extended with our unique obstacle collision warning system. This feature will upgrade the FLARM system to also warn about imminent obstacle collisions.

Currently available is the widely used obstacle database for the Alps region. It includes around 44.000 obstacles in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and France.

The obstacle database engine and collision algorithms make it possible to handle complex obstacle types. This includes segmented and split power lines and cableways, including types which cross mountain tops.

FLARM’s obstacle collision warning system is especially in high demand by glider pilots, rescue helicopter operators, and aerial work operators.

The map below shows all obstacles which are available in the current obstacle database.

The obstacle database can easily be purchased and downloaded in our online webshop. The obstacle database is valid for one year.