relative bearing


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relative bearing

[′rel·əd·iv ′ber·iŋ]
(navigation)
Bearing relative to heading or to the craft; the horizontal direction of a terrestrial point from a craft expressed as the angular difference between the heading and the direction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

relative bearing

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The direction expressed as a horizontal angle measured clock-wise from the fore-and-aft axis of the aircraft or vehicle. To obtain the true bearing from the relative bearing, the aircraft heading must be added to the latter.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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The situation is easier to solve for targets on relative bearings far from traverse.
The results cover all relative bearings of a target, though only bearings from about 112.5[degrees] to 345[degrees] are of interest for stand-on situations.
As a result, own manoeuvres should be started at a much larger distance (red line in Figure 26) for targets approaching from relative bearings of about 60[degrees] to 75[degrees] on port.
Consequently, own manoeuvre must be initiated at a distance of about 3-3.5 nautical mile (red line in Figure 28) for targets approaching from relative bearings of about 60[degrees] on port.

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