compass course

compass course

[′käm·pəs ‚kȯrs]
(navigation)
Course relative to compass north.

compass course

The course that a pilot should fly to maintain a desired track. A compass course is equal to the magnetic course plus or minus deviation.
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John, from West Kirby, has published East A Half South, named after a magnetic compass course, after retiring three years ago.
On the first day of a field drill in JTA, during platoon and squad time, 3rd platoon members designed a compass course from scratch and emplaced its stakes, guided by GPS--an all-day task.
Liz wanted to practice her navigation skills and continued following her compass course beyond the reef structure.
Even in our secure and manicured suburbs, lives don't proceed on compass course.
If your goals define a closer compass course to that direction, then you are effectively accomplishing your mission.
At last, she takes you along on her harrowing first dive of the season, setting a compass course to swim the perimeter of the remaining surface evidence of a thirteenth-century wreck at a depth of about 25 feet, along with part of an adjacent tenth-century wreck that lies in slightly deeper waters.
Instead of sailing out of Sydney Harbour and setting a compass course of north-east into the Pacific, their dream was to buy a yacht in the Mediterranean and slowly cruise back to Australia.
This entailed everything from a night compass course to night attack and patrolling, and all of the different rudiments of night warfare.
Apprentices from the local college receive pounds 50 for eight hours and then there are the chefs from other Compass courses, used to Blodgett's convection ovens, blast chillers and able to second-guess which