Obstacle database European Alps 2019
The obstacle database upgrades the FLARM system to also warn about imminent obstacle collisions with fixed objects such as cable railways, powerlines or antenna masts stored in the database.
This specific database covering the European Alps region includes over 72’000 obstacle elements in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Slovenia, and was compiled around January 2019. It spans over a latitude from 43° to 49° North and longitude from 5.5° to 16.75° East.
Safety note: This database covers one large area in one file but – with some local exceptions – does not contain antennas/towers and electrical wires. In case you regularly fly very close to the terrain, chose one of our detailed obstacle databases available for specific countries. Only one database can be stored in the device, and only one obstacle file must be present on the SD-card/USB-stick inserted in a FLARM device. Save your flight logs prior to uploading a new obstacle database.
Each database is operational until a specified date (for this database: January 31, 2020) after which an expiration warning on startup will appear.
The map below shows all obstacles which are available in the obstacle database.