opposite-direction aircraft

opposite-direction aircraft

Aircraft are operating in opposite directions when (i) they are following the same track in reciprocal directions; (ii) their tracks are parallel and they are flying in reciprocal directions; or (iii) their tracks intersect at an angle of more than 135°.
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The dramatic sound track recounts the exchange between the tower controller and a pilot on a collision course with an opposite-direction aircraft at the same altitude.