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Using the distance and bearing tool

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1       Introduction 

Using the distance and bearing tool 

In this topic, you learn how to use the distance and bearing tool to determine how the position of an aircraft compares to a selected object, such as weather phenomena. 

We estimate that this will take 1 minute to complete.


2       Detailed explanation 

In this example, you learn how to use the distance and bearing tool to measure the distance between an aircraft and weather phenomena. You can also use the tool to measure distance to an object, such as a waypoint or navaid. 

In this scenario, one of the US Convective weather layer shows a band of weather signaled by a SIGMET and outlined in purple. 

N-Tracking displays details about the radar image on-screen when you hover your mouse over it. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click aircraft icon (SCX3007).

Hover your mouse over the radar image of the smaller weather system to the southwest. N-Tracking displays more details on-screen. 

Notice what the distance and bearing tool near the map scale line in the left corner reports.

The distance and bearing tool, above the map scale indicates the plane's position relative to that weather mass. 

Next, hover your mouse in the orange/yellow of the northern weather mass. 

N-Tracking shows the distance and bearing of that weather phenomenon from the plane. 

 



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