magnetic course


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magnetic course

n
(Aeronautics) an aircraft's course in relation to the magnetic north. Also called: magnetic heading
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Device for determining magnetic course DVOR VRB-53D at Vrsac location.
In this paper we analyse only magnetic course sensor errors and their compensation with heading filter.
This difference in choice of variation reference explains why the magnetic course displayed on your moving map and the magnetic course on paper can be different.
To convert, for example, from magnetic to grid, add east grivation to magnetic course. NAVIGATION REFERENCE CONVERSIONS TO CONVERT FROM TO TRUE GRID MAGNETIC TRUE: -- - W LONGITUDE - W MAG VAR + E LONGITUDE + E MAG VAR GRID + W LONGITUDE -- - W GRIVATION - E LONGITUDE + E GRIVATION MAGNETIC: + W MAG VAR + W GRIVATION -- - E MAG VAR - E GRIVATION Lee Smith can think of many places he'd rather fly than the North Pole in the middle of winter.
On the BRADFORD arrival, the magnetic variation of the IRK VOR of six degrees east is applied to the true course to get a magnetic course of 059.
The track value should equal the magnetic course from a chart, the desired track from your flight plan, or the bearing to the next waypoint.
Even though they are only 32 miles apart, the magnetic course off EAT is 073, but the magnetic course into EPH is 072 (the inverse of 252 shown on the airway).