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It depends on what the projection of the plotting sheet is. If it is a mercator projection you should see a series of rhumb lines approximating a curve. If it is a gnomonic chart you should get a straight line.
Plotting sheets are normally mercator sheets.
Short answer - yes.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217