fly heading

fly heading

The term informs the pilot of the heading he or she should fly. The pilot may have to turn to, or continue on, a specified compass direction in order to comply with the instructions. The pilot is expected to turn in the shorter direction to the heading unless other-wise instructed by ATC (air traffic control).
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Fly heading 290 to join V298 then resume own navigation." Get on V298 and whip out the ILS Y or Z for Runway 27 at KYKM.
About 80 seconds later, the controller advised the pilot that he was right of course, and to fly heading 240 to rejoin the localizer.
The Hawk trainer jets were travelling at 430mph when they failed to spot the two-seater Slingsby Fire Fly heading straight at them during a training mission near Coquet Island, in Northumberland.
Fly heading 240." Although the 70-degree cut to the left didn't make sense, one look at my HSI showed me right of course.
After a five-second delay, a disgusted voice reached us, "I-PRAL, fly heading south."
Approach: "Look, just fly heading 310; we'll keep giving you vectors all the way."
Your route is no longer direct; you're to depart Runway 23 and fly heading 180, climb and maintain 3000 feet.
For Runway 24, you climb to 1500 feet, then fly heading 280 and hold exactly 1500 feet.
Without a published IAF, the only way to commence this approach is, "fly heading XYZ and join the localizer."
Approach: "Fly heading 270 and slow to final approach speed.
Imagine I tell you, "N3AB, fly heading zero six zero." All I hear as a response is, "Zero six zero." Okay, well, was that you?
ATC rapidly issues headings and altitudes to several aircraft inbound to LAX, and finally tells you to, "fly heading 360, join V394, resume Anaheim Five departure, climb and maintain 8000.