Back course

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Term back course
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front course sector

back course sector

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Definition

The course line along the extended centerline of a runway in the opposite direction to the front course, or the localizer course for an ILS (instrument landing system). For an aircraft to approach the instrument runway from the end on which the localizer antenna is installed, the back course must be flown.

Definition Source

An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation, edited by Bharat Kumar, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Note

A localizer back course is shown as on aeronautical charts. (same source)