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Synonyms for ground-controlled approach

aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar

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Caption: Air traffic controllers operate field lighting systems, communicate with aircraft, furnish pilots with information regarding traffic, navigation and weather conditions, as well as operate and adjust ground controlled approach systems, interpret targets on radar screens and plot aircraft positions.
On 1 January 1943, just nine days after the first successful experimental demonstration of Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) technology, the system was called into emergency use for the first time when a snowstorm closed down the field at NAS Quonset Point, R.
ATNAVICS is the only radar ground controlled approach system mounted on tactical mobile vehicles that is transportable in a C-130 aircraft.
ATNAVICS is the only radar ground controlled approach (GCA) system self- contained on tactical mobile vehicles that can be transported in a single C- 130 aircraft.