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This is me back in 1999 monitoring the autopilot.before disengaging to hand-fly the final approach into Heathrow.

Detectives amongst you can acertain a lot from this photograph...

The FMA reads MCP SPD | V/S | HDG SEL | CMD with VOR LOC armed

This shows that the autothrottle is in; I am using vertical speed to reach and follow the glideslope; I am on an intercept heading to intercept the localiser and the autopilot is engaged.

The speed is 180kts so I probably had flap 2 selected (in the days when you were allowed to use flap 2). The ILS course is 273 from which you can date the photograph (2001) due to the change in magnetic variation at LHR. The localiser is still at full scale deflection but from the RDMI I have a 30 degree intercept. The RDMI also shows 11 miles, which at 3500ft is OK for that elevation.

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*** Updated 16 Sep 2016 ***

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