View Full Version : CFI Pop Quiz #218 - MC to TC
02-18-2006, 04:19 AM
When converting from magnetic course to true course, a pilot should
A) add easterly variation regardless of heading.
B) add westerly variation regardless of heading.
C) subtract easterly variation when on a heading of 360 degrees.
02-18-2006, 06:51 AM
I'll go with A
02-18-2006, 02:41 PM
Is it Variation East, Magnetic least in the Northern hemisphere like down here?
02-18-2006, 03:42 PM
I will go with (B)
02-18-2006, 04:08 PM
east is lest , west is best so I ad west I go with B
02-18-2006, 10:27 PM
It is again 2b or not to B. I think!
02-19-2006, 05:08 AM
This is the FAA. Read carefully the question. This one is tricky. It caught a few of you.
02-19-2006, 05:32 AM
Watch out! It says magnetic to true, not true to magnetic.
02-19-2006, 07:58 AM
TVMDC...gonna go with (A) instead
02-19-2006, 04:27 PM
This is one of those deals where you learn the phrase, "Least in the East, Best in the West". You know it by heart. You got it.... But .... You didn't read the question carefully. Since it ask for magnetic to true, rather than the expected, true to magnetic, you make this easy mistake. In this case, "A" is correct. A) add easterly variation regardless of heading. The key, magnetic to true, opposite of what you were expecting. Sneaky, aren't they.!!!
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