magnetic heading


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magnetic heading

[mag′ned·ik ′hed·iŋ]
(navigation)
Heading relative to magnetic north, with the compass heading corrected for deviation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

magnetic heading

The direction that an aircraft is pointing with respect to magnetic north. The magnetic heading is the compass heading corrected for deviation. See magnetic course.
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But pilots aren't required to read 7110.65, so we have a regulatory connection based on assumption--and room for confusion now that another option besides magnetic heading exists.
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Following our conversation, he did change the definition to then direct the pilot to fly the actual magnetic heading of the runway, as it stands today.--D.B.
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