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A heading is a compass direction, given in degrees (0-359°). It refers to the direction the nose of the aircraft is pointing, which may be different from the direction the aircraft is traveling (called a track). Use this tag for questions relating to the usage of the term heading, but should not be used for general navigation or ATC related questions.

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Why do all trend vectors in the G1000 on airplanes indicate the status 6 seconds later? Why 6? Why not 5 or 10?

Why do all trend vectors in the G1000 on airplanes indicate the status 6 seconds later? Why 6? Why not 5 or 10? The fact that the trend vector shows after 6 seconds allows us to turn 3 degrees per ...
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