relative bearing


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relative bearing

The direction expressed as a horizontal angle normally measured clockwise from the forward point of the longitudinal axis of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship to an object or body. See also bearing; grid bearing.
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Old John did not walk near the Golden Key, for between the Golden Key and the Black Lion there lay a wilderness of streets--as everybody knows who is acquainted with the relative bearings of Clerkenwell and Whitechapel--and he was by no means famous for pedestrian exercises.
Turns to both sides are considered depending on target's relative bearing. A turn of 15[degrees] without speed reduction (red) and with a 3-knot reduction (blue) is compared.
Although it sounds complex, "relative bearing" is just the angle between the bow of your boat and another boat or object.
The HDG flag has only partially descended, but the heading shown disagrees with the ADF relative bearing to Hauts-Bots (ZHU) and the compass.

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