FlyMKG From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 192 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2232 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?
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2709 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2126 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.
Jetmech55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2014 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.