I have a question about what I hear on my scanner while watching a/c depart Runway 6L (or 6R) from Cleveland (CLE).
(Directions given from pilot's point of view.)
Several times now I have seen traffic depart with the following instructions:
"XXX, cleared for takeoff, fly heading 095"
The a/c takes off and immediately turns right heading 095.
Sooner or later, someone departs with the following instructions.
"XXX, cleared for takeoff, turn left heading 010."
The a/c takes off and immediately turns slightly to the left.
I'm confused here.
It seems to me that 095 is consistent with the compass heading 095, because the a/c "heading 095" I've watched doing that turn go roughly ENE.
The a/c "turn left heading 010" end up going approximately due north, or 18 heading. I'm guessing this means the direction is to "turn left ten degrees from where you were flying originally" or 16?
Can you understand what I'm trying to describe?
Can someone explain this?
Thanks to all who answer,