magnetic course


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magnetic course

[mag′ned·ik ′kȯrs]
(navigation)
Course relative to magnetic north, with the compass course corrected for deviation.

magnetic course

magnetic course
Magnetic compass.
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The direction of the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight measured clock-wise from magnetic north. It is the heading indicated by a magnetic compass after correcting for deviation.
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The value of magnetic course is calculated according to (2).
Corrected course can be determined by summing measured value of magnetic course [psi] with compensation value for course [phi] calculated from GPS data [[psi].
With navigation constructed around magnetic courses, lacking reliable magnetic indication causes interesting navigation problems.
The FAA uses grid and magnetic courses for approaches north of approximately the Arctic Circle, but all other published FAA courses are still referenced to magnetic north.
The GPS calculates the magnetic course by conjuring the great circle route based upon the lat/long value of two VORs, and then adds the local magnetic variation at the aircraft's present position.
Likewise, a minor amendment could change charted magnetic courses due to magnetic variation since the ground track remains the same.