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Old 16th Apr 2017, 17:57
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Originally Posted by ukv1145 View Post
I think there is some confusion here. Mode 4 and all its sub modes are vertical modes only, based on rad alt, not look forward based on the database.
All modes 1 to 6 are 'non-database' modes, all of which use the RADALT height as their primary input.
They are all defined automatically by the a/c configuration and require no pilot input.

The look ahead mode (using the database) is not numbered, hence the confusion I guess
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