Glossary - M

Magnetometer.   The device that measures the strength of the earthís magnetic field to determine aircraft heading, and similar to the flux valve in function.

MFD.   See multi-function display.

Mode awareness.   The pilotís ability to monitor how system settings are configured throughout the flight.

Moving map.   A graphical depiction of aircraft position, route programmed into the FMS/RNAV, surrounding geographical features, and any other information about the immediate flight environment such as traffic and weather that may be available from other avionics systems.

Multi-function display (MFD).   A cockpit display capable of presenting information received from a variety of advanced avionics systems.

 
 
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