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Heading 145 , is it OK ?

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Old 11th Jul 2018, 19:35
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Heading 145 , is it OK ?

Hello Guys
Well , this is my first post here in this nice forum and really excited to get beneficial from each other in our passion
I am wondering if its okay or not that ATC gives you for ex( turn left heading 145 ) instead of 140
is that okay ? is it okay to take heading not ending with 0 ? that is my point and I will be happy if there is any reference to that

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Old 11th Jul 2018, 22:53
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I used headings ending in 5 on a reasonably regular basis. Also continue current heading - which may be 147.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 23:44
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 03:30
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I don't have any international source to hand, but from CAP413 (UK RT Manual), the follow implies a heading need not end in a zero.

For all transmissions, with the exception of those used for surveillance radar approaches or precision radar approaches, the word ‘degrees’ shall be appended to heading figures where the heading ends in zero, or in cases where confusion or ambiguity may result.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 07:26
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It’s defensive controlling. It distinguishes between headings and flight levels (which, in controlled airspace, usually end in a zero).

e.g. Turn right heading 295(degrees), climb flight level 260.

The “degrees” above is not mandatory (as in this case the heading ends in a 5).

In theory it’s to prevent level busts (where a crew could select the heading as a flight level, and vice versa).

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Old 12th Jul 2018, 10:18
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you can also have a look here:

with regard to "turn right **degrees"
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 12:52
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During a ground controlled approach to a runway, such as a PAR (Precision Aproach Radar, not often provided these days) it was quite routine to be given a heading change of only two or three degrees to maintain the centreline.
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
During a ground controlled approach to a runway, such as a PAR (Precision Aproach Radar, not often provided these days) it was quite routine to be given a heading change of only two or three degrees to maintain the centreline.
Except in the Royal Navy where they would often give a 1 deg heading change.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 20:14
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Originally Posted by OhNoCB View Post
I don't have any international source to hand, but from CAP413 (UK RT Manual), the follow implies a heading need not end in a zero.
Well, the world doesn't say degrees, altitude, millibars and so on...... It doesn't bother me, but I do either don't need the aircraft type.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 11:59
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I tend to only use headings ending in '5' so that I can drop the 'degrees'. I also frequently use 1 degree increment headings when providing an SRA.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 13:16
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Originally Posted by Glamdring View Post
I tend to only use headings ending in '5' so that I can drop the 'degrees'.
I used to do that in my last few years; got the habit from Terminal Control.
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