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Old 4th Apr 2018, 19:40
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MLS Distance from runway query

Hi all,

Quick question, I understand how the Microwave Landing System works in informing the pilot of the aircraft's x and y axis position, however how does it inform the pilot of how far it is from the runway?

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precision DME, like ordinary DME but more accurate.

PS MLS is withdrawn in the US and the last European installation I'm aware of at LHR was withdrawn last year.
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