Powerflarm is a portable device that can be carried on non-equipped aircraft. The device is powered by batteries and runs for several hours. It receives the signal from other Powerflarm devices and can also detect transponders of normal aircrafts and airliners. It is very helpful in the detection of gliders, as Powerflarm or Flarm is used very often.
Gliders are less recognizable because of their slim silhouette. If an aircraft approaches, if the other aircraft is equipped with a compatible device, the device displays its position and altitude on the Powerflarm screen and provides a better overview of the situation.
See and be seen
It applies the principle, who sees the other, evades. To the right. This ensures that both aircraft turn in the correct direction. Of course, in addition a descent or climb can additionally be initiated. As when driving a car I fly on sight and must avoid other traffic.
Passengers report when an aircraft is approaching, it is possible that the pilot is not able to see the aircraft from his position.
Skymap with Flarm
It is also possible to display several aircraft at the same time, with the relevant traffic additionally being displayed in the lower left quadrant.