drift correction


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drift correction

drift correction
The pilot initially allows for drift by flying a selected course to enable him to follow the desired track. After flying on this course if he finds that he has drifted, he makes a drift correction to regain the desired track.
A change in the heading of an aircraft to allow for drift and to regain or maintain the track.
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