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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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### Why are heading in PFD and map off by exactly 10 degrees? [duplicate]

I was flying on my X-plane 11 flight simulator today and noticed something quite unsettling. This was a VFR flight between KIAD and KDCA. I pulled up my map for reference and noticed I was flying ...
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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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### 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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### 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 which ...
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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?