Should I set Track up or North up?

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    Tell you friend that my friend says it’s personal preference and that my friend doesn’t gaf how your friend does it.
     
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    Santa sets it for South up... my friend says.
     
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    Most folks set track up and the deranged who set north up. Then there are the folk who don't know how to change the display and just adapt to chance.
     
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    I'm a North up kind of guy.
     
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    I use both...the EFIS is track up, and the iFly GPS is north up. I set the EFIS' range to 35 nm or so for the big picture, and set the other tighter in...helps with the position reports near an airport.
     
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    That's like asking if high wings or low wings are better
     
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    North up . . .track up is for the poor unwashed Dilberts who have an insufficient intuitive grasp of spatial relations.
     
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    North up is easier for me but ill switchbetween the two with ease.
     
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    Sometimes North really is up and it just doesn't matter.
     
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    I always use North up my co-pilot uses track up. Go figure.
     
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    On the 430, North Up only. On the iPad/Foreflight, I've come around to track up during at least the enroute portions of flight.
     
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    Depends. Are you departing from a conveyor belt? :)
     
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    (North up)
     
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    Track up

     
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    Hi.
    You can answer your own question, with a question, do you want to be able to read what is on the charts?
    Only amateur navigators set Track up, no good logical reason in aviation / navigation.
     
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    I use track up on the 430.
     
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    Ah...I like that argument. Whoever doesn't agree with what I do is an amateur. Got it. You win. :rolleyes:
     
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    Most times I keep the sectional right side up. Once in a while I turn it so it matches the ground.
     
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    North up on the tablet, track up on the MFD.
    Crosswind/headwind on the PFD, vector on the MFD.
    High wing in the morning, low wing in the evening.
     
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    Since approach uses north up on their scopes, it’s really best to keep north up in the aircraft. Helps with vectoring.
     
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    North up, the earth is not moving, you are, track up is backwards.
     
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    How does it help?
     
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    It seems to me that pilots with a grasp of how things work use North Up. I have noticed that a lot of younger pilots who grew up on tech will use Track Up.
    Personally, I use Track Up on the 430W and North Up on the iPad moving map.
     
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    White wine with fish, Red with meat.

    (North up)

    Cheers
     
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    Whatever do you do when the data on screen is properly oriented for reading regardless of map orientation.
     
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    I stopped noticing what other guys do a long time ago. Stopped worrying about what other people thought long before that... I use track up for flying and North up for planning... on this airplane. It varies for me depending on which avionics I’m parked behind.
     
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    Here's what I do (in my car too):

    If heading to a specific destination - track up.
    If I'm just practicing or sightseeing with no particular destination - North up.
     
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    430 - track up
    496 and ipad - north up
     
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    With track up it's harder to read the words ...

    AV4_00750_HDR.jpg
     
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    The Earth isn't moving? Who keeps spewing the crap about the Earth spinning once per 24 hours, tilting (seasons), and orbiting the moon once per year?

    I suppose it's flat too.
     
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    I don't always fly North. Track up.