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a communication system for sending continuous radio messages to an airplane pilot who is making a ground-controlled approach to landing

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5: (x3) These are handheld systems--essentially ruggedized PDA units--that can be used to view video, view maps, send text messages, and conduct voice communications with the addition of a head set and ground controller.
Because the pilot switched frequency right away, it created a situation where the ground controller was confused," Gregor said.
And, according to an air force ground controller, the "echo" on the radar vanished when the planes arrived but returned when the F-16s left.
But the ground controller of theworld famous RAF aerobatics team told them to hold off after Mr Gatson's warning.
The tower controller noted that the Airbus A320 was going too fast to hold short of 9L and told the ground controller to tell it to stop.
Yesterday, Mrs Hull made a direct appeal to US president George Bush to help the coroner's inquiry by producing 11 censored lines of an interview between a ground controller and one of the pilots.
An irate female ground controller screamed at the US Air crew: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going?
For the first time, a forward ground controller, with the call sign of "Antidote," located on the ground near Baghdad, was invited "into" the cockpit of the aircraft via the Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) system.
The local ground controller replied, "Taxi to your line, but hold short of runway 32 for landing traffic.
The Oxford inquest into Mr Hull's death has heard that the ground controller, codenamed Manilla Hotel, was "gobsmacked" that one of two A10 planes he was controlling had attacked a convoy of British armoured vehicles instead of the target he intended.
MILA (the Kennedy spacecraft communication centre) is not reporting any RF (radio frequency) at this time,'' said Bill Foster, a ground controller.
The landing P-3 cleared the runway as two new players entered from stage left: two buses, which had been holding for the P-3 to land, had been cleared by the ground controller to cross the runway prior to our landing.
This week, a jury at Leeds Crown Court acquitted 58-year-old former super-intendent Murray, who was the ground controller at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.
His family believe that the 11 missing lines in the US Friendly Fire Investigation Board Report could shed light on why the "tank buster" opened fire when the ground controller had allegedly not given permission.
Fratricide may occur if, for example, the coordinates of a target are misspoken by the ground controller or mistyped into the mission computer by a pilot in the cockpit.