Line position of the aircraft
Line position of the aircraft

Line position of the aircraft


Line position called the locus position of the aircraft on the ground determined by the constancy of the measured navigation parameters.

Navigation parameters can be the direction to a point on the earth's surface or on the celestial sphere, altitude, distance to one or more points on the earth's surface. Type of line position on the map depends on the map projection.

The main lines of the provisions currently in use in the theory and practice of piloting are:

  • rhumb line;

  • orthodromy;

  • line of equal azimuth (radio bearing);

  • line of equal distances; line is equal to the difference of distances, or spherical hyperbole.

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