Correction Angle

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The Aircraft Flight Correction Angle calculator computes the flight angle/azimuth correction angle (Δ) using the wind speed (WS), wind direction (β),
CorrectionAngle-illustration.pngCorrection angle parameters Flight Heading (α) and an Air Speed (AS) .

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose your preferred units and enter the following:

  • (WS) The wind speed
  • (β) The wind direction
  • (α) The flight angle(azimuth)
  • (AS) The air speed

The Correction Angle (Δ) is return in degrees. 

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This Correction Angle formula calculate the course correction angle needed to compensate for wind of a certain bearing and at a certain velocity in order to continue at the desired heading.

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