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Flightradar24.com track info [duplicate]

What is the meaning of the track info found on Flightradar24, as seen below? Would be the angle between the route and the equator?
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Navigation theory for Private pilot [duplicate]

Can someone help me explain what is the magnetic bearing, heading and track, please?
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What is the meaning of “American 755, turn right, heading 320"?

I am studying a text entitled Unmanned Aircraft Systems. How can we simplify the instruction in quotes so that it is more understandable and can be understood by a nontechnical. Please note I am not ...
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Why separate autopilot controls for course and heading?

Is there an explanation better yet equally pithy than the beneath, in fewer than 50 words? Course is the direction in which the aircraft is flying over the ground. Heading is the direction in ...
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What is the difference between azimuth and heading?

What is the difference between azimuth and heading? I understand heading, track, radial, course and bearing but I don't know what azimuth is. I rarely hear it used. The Wikipedia definition is a ...
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How heading bug is calculated during cross wind and tail wind?

From this question, it is been suggested to ask different question, rather than keep discussing it under comment section. How is the heading bug calculated and used for navigation when there is a ...
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Is this “bearing” sentence utterly incorrect?

There is often tremendous confusion between bearing, track and similar terms. On Wikipedia, I saw the following sentence: NOTE CAREFULLY, THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS WRONG... In aerial navigation, ...
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What trajectory do I fly if bearing angle is constant?

Let's suppose I am flying at constant bearing (initial and final heading are equal and constant) relative to the geographical north pole; what kind of trajectory would I be flying?
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Radar Control; is it possible for ATC to instruct track instead of heading?

Is it possible to use the track instead of headings in the aim to apply a radar separation?
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For the same airspeed does the attitude of an airplane change with varying wind directions?

Should one maintain a constant attitude if he wants to hold a constant speed or does the attitude vary depending upon the wind direction?