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Old 6th Apr 2021, 07:55
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Originally Posted by TopBunk View Post
While flying true tracks would probably be the gold standard
As a pilot I would say heading is the gold standard, as track is ground based. Relative air movement is what makes us fly, not relative ground movement.The difference is wind. A pilot who is not wind minded lacks a lot of situational awareness as everybody seems to think at the end of the day flying is all about a single straight line. It is a continuous correction based on outside wind values. It is a correction of turn radius when turning final, in the departure,... Knowledge of wind vector is important at every stage of the flight. Liftoff, touchdown, climb, cruise, descent,...

The track based vectors surely aren't going to reduce the number of localiser overshoots on parallel runways I've witnessed... Are we going to blame ATC now for that?
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