How to read and interpret a runway heading number?
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1. Runways are numbered to the heading.


Quote:Runway 08 means the heading of the runway is 080.

Runway 12 means the heading of the runway is 120.

2. But it's only two digits.


Quote:So if the runway has a heading of 008 it'll be runway 01.

Heading 015 will be 02.

The charts of the airport will tell you the exact runway heading.

3. There are cases where the runway's number is not exactly what would be expected from its precise magnetic heading. This is because the magnetic declination varies constantly over time.




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