magnetic course

magnetic course
The direction of the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight measured clockwise from magnetic north. It is the heading indicated by a magnetic compass after correcting for deviation.
Magnetic compass.
Magnetic course = 045°
Magnetic course = 250°

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