heading hold mode


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heading hold mode

In a flight control system, a control mode that automatically maintains an aircraft heading that exists at the instant of completion of a maneuver.
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I've seen aircraft go into heading hold mode close to an airport, but I've never seen it happen on a long-range route, like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370," Nebbia told the (http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/aviation/crashes/a-pilot-answers-lingering-mh370-questions-16606378) Popular Mechanics .