course line


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course line

[′kȯrs ‚līn]
(navigation)
A line of position plotted on a chart, parallel or substantially parallel to the intended course of a craft, showing whether the craft is to the right or the left of its course.
Any line representing a course.
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just drag your existing course line and have it snap to the nearest fix as when editing a line segment in a typical vector drawing program.
In the profile view it is shown along the course line.
AeroNav GPS approaches indicate that the 34:1 slope on the visual segment is clear of obstructions through the depiction of a light grey stipple line connecting the course line to the runway in the profile view, while there is no indication at all on Jepp charts due to the requirement for international consistency.
The visual of being on or off track can be made even stronger with an extended course line for the aircraft.
The amount of correction depended on my airspeed, the wind speed, and the angle of wind to my course line.
The magenta course line will rotate on the moving map and the desired track field on the GPS (DTK) will change.
This vector line can also help you fly more precisely: If the line doesn't overlie the course line, then the aircraft is diverging or converging.
Turning the airplane toward the course line needle until the bulls-eye centered over the course line needle yielded the appropriate intercept angle and roll-out on to the course.
There's also a preview feature that shows complete flight plans, including approaches, with a blue course line as you edit or select so you can see visually what's happening to the flight plan.
But both have the disadvantage of not drawing the desired course line on our moving map in many GPS/MFD installations.

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