Aircraft compass system
Schwab, Robert W. Boeing Company, Commercial Airplane Group, Seattle, Washington.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Inertial type
- Magnetic type
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An instrument that indicates the bearing, or angle of the direction in which an aircraft is pointing in the horizontal plane. A compass may indicate magnetic heading or bearing, bearing referenced to a radio signal source, or bearing with respect to an inertially maintained line of position.
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