These are the four points of the compass with their clockwise abbreviations:
For a more precise indication of direction there is the following point between the main cardinal points:
North and south are always in the name before west (W) and east (E).
In order to be able to give an even finer indication of the direction, a combination of the names of the main and secondary cardinal points is formed in this order: NNE = north-northeast, ESE = east-southeast, etc.
There are even finer specifications (shown in the image). In practice, however, these are not used for virtual flying.