true heading


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true heading

[′trü ′hed·iŋ]
(navigation)
Heading relative to true north.
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The winds aloft triangle (on the back of the E6-B) is all done by referencing true course and true heading.
For the historical references to naval tactics this book is a worthy companion on its own, but the author has deftly created a can't-put-it-down-until-the-end publication that will maintain a true heading for the duration.
In today's market, it is currently the only digital compass available today with the ability to provide true heading data by applying a magnetic variation algorithm when given positional information and date.