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Bearings

Practise your ability to interpret and use three-figure bearings with this self-marking exercise.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Exam-Style Description Help More Bearings

This is level 3: back bearings and turning problems. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

What is the opposite direction to 012°?

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What is the opposite direction to 137°?

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What is the opposite direction to 193°?

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What is the opposite direction to 354°?

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What is the opposite direction to 163°?

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What is the opposite direction to 303°?

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Flight BA001 is cruising on a bearing of 104°. The pilot makes the following turns after receiving instructions from air traffic control:

  • Turn right through 48°
  • Turn left through 18°
What bearing is BA001 now on?

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Near the end of its journey flight TG247 is on a bearing of 209°. The pilot makes the following turns:

  • Turn left through 39°
  • Turn right through 24°
  • Turn left through 13°
What bearing is TG247 now on?

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After experiencing some turbulence flight LH055 is on a bearing of 309°. The pilot makes the following turns:

  • Turn right through 59°
  • Turn left through 14°
  • Turn right through 42°
What bearing is LH055 now on?

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Having been diverted, flight UA770 is on a bearing of 027°. The pilot makes the following turns:

  • Turn right through 55°
  • Turn left through 63°
  • Turn left through 116°
What bearing is UA770 now on?

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While making its final approach flight EY095 is on a bearing of 309°. The pilot makes the following turns:

  • Turn right through 51°
  • Turn left through 12°
  • Turn right through 43°
What bearing is EY095 now on?

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On its last day of service a 747 Jumbo is on a bearing of 019°. The pilot makes the following turns:

  • Turn right through 49°
  • Turn left through 70°
  • Turn left through 112°
What bearing is the 747 now on?

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This is Bearings level 3. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Leaning about Bearings

Before beginning these exercises it would be helpful to develop bearing estimation skills with the Plane Bearings activity.

Level 1 - Converting between compass directions and three figure bearings

Level 2 - Measuring simple bearings on screen using a draggable protractor

Level 3 - Back bearings and turning problems

Level 4 - Creating scale diagrams and making accurate measurements of given situations

Level 5 - Using angle theorems and trigonometry to solve bearing problems

Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

After working hard on these exercises treat yourself to some relaxation playing Snooker Angles.

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This video is from the wonderful Corbettmaths.

See also this video on measuring bearings from UKMatheTeacher.

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