tapairbus370
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MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:54 pm

Hello,

can anyone tell me how many, airports use MLS?
Is there a place where I can check what airports use it, or ILS (and their categories)

Thanks in advance!
 
32andBelow
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Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:57 pm

You want to know how many airports use ILS?
 
tapairbus370
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Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Hello 32andBelow,


no, I would like to know if there are any airports that still use the MLS (microwave landing system).

And, as a bonus to my curiosity if someone knows if there´s a place to check which airports have ILS, but this is secondary.

Thank you.
 
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Acey559
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Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:29 pm

There was an airport in Idaho, SUN maybe, that used an MLS up until fairly recently, but that’s all I can think of. I think the MLS was still approved in our OpSpecs at QX when I was there because they used to utilize it until it was decommissioned. That’s the only one I’ve heard of in recent history.
 
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Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:51 pm

LHR
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Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:56 pm

The expected widespread use of MLS just didn't happen. The only company I know of that used a MLS system regularly was Rocky Mountain Airways in DEN (Stapleton). They had a proprietary MLS system known as TALAR and used it at ASE, SBS (6 degree glideslopes) and VON (Avon, Colorado)(8 degree glideslope). That's all long gone now, of course.
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Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:44 am

Acey559 wrote:
There was an airport in Idaho, SUN maybe, that used an MLS up until fairly recently, but that’s all I can think of. I think the MLS was still approved in our OpSpecs at QX when I was there because they used to utilize it until it was decommissioned. That’s the only one I’ve heard of in recent history.


I believe QX used to have a few MLS systems. I seem to recall Wenatchee having one before the ILS was installed.
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26point2
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:41 pm

Retro story about Rocky Mountain Airways in the MLS days....

https://books.google.com/books?id=z4xLX ... ne&f=false
 
Redbellyguppy
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:46 pm

No need for it now with RNP.
 
p277
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Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:57 am

airbuster wrote:
LHR


LHR MLSs have been switched off and decommissioned a while ago.

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