I’m a beginner in intrument flying so sorry for my ignorance. Few months ago I was doing BIR training and with my CFI we were intercepting radials, we were doing that on HSI (Garmin G500).
He told me that If I want to intercept radial inbound I should set the tail of the needle to the desired inbound radial and if I want to intercept radial outbound I should set the head of the needle to the the desired outbound radial.
My question - is this way of setting desired radials correct? Because I read somewhere that we always should set the head of the needle to the course that we mean to fly, no matter if it is outbound or inbound - to avoid reverse sensing.
So if I want to intercept and fly radial outbound 180 I should set head of the needle of my HSI on 180 and if I want to intercept and fly radial 240 inbound I should set the head of the needle of my HSI on 240. Now I'm confused, please help me out.