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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