ground-controlled approach

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ground-con·trolled approach

A technique in which an air traffic controller uses specialized radar to track an airplane's approach and continuously provide verbal directions to the pilot.
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Noun1.ground-controlled approach - aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar
aircraft landing, airplane landing - landing an aircraft
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Caption: Sailors operate a ground controlled approach unit on Guam in 1946.
Remembering that the IFF should be intermittent, I decided to takeoff as we were entering the local ground controlled approach box for the first hour of the flight.