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User currently offlineFlyMKG From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 186 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Tonight I was going through my Instrument Procedues Handbook when I came across an MLS approach. I understand how the approach works and why it was killed off and everything, but I still have some questions. Was the equipment needed in the plane similiar to the standard VOR receiver with a glideslope and localizer? Also, can anybody provide a complete list of all operational MLS systems in the United States?

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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

I know that in Florida the Space Shuttle Landing Site has one operational.

User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2574 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

I think the only operational MLS systems are military. I've only seen them installed in military aircraft. I think they are used mostly on a temp basis. They can set one up at an airfield rather quickly I think. The system has a antenna, a receiver box and the ones I'm familiar with used the same radio control unit and flight director.

User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1049 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

I'm aware of one into Chicago O'Hare, MLS 4 or something like that, but there aren't too many of these things floating around and I doubt very many aircraft have the avionics to fly one.




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User currently offlineJetmech55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

I know on some C-130s that I have worked on, the MLS consisted of 4 antennas, a receiver, associated wiring and relays. The processed signal was sent to the fight director mode selector switch so that the pilot could select it for display on his ADI. The MLS is still being installed in some tactical cargo aircraft.

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