My name is Andrei and I am a Russian translator for FlightAware.
I am struggling to differentiate these two terms but I haven’t found any authoritative sources that could explain these. Their descriptions go as follows:
Direction - the direction (e.g., North or 280 deg) of flight
Orientation - A plane’s orientation (e.g., heading or direction)
Do they mean the same? If yes, why are different terms used?
Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks!