ground control


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ground control

n
1. (Aeronautics) the personnel, radar, computers, etc, on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft
2. (Aeronautics) a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing

ground′ control`


n.
an airport facility that supervises the movement of aircraft and ground vehicles on ramps and taxiways.
[1930–35]
ground′ control`ler, n.

ground control

A system of accurate measurements used to determine the distances and directions or differences in elevation between points on the Earth. See also common control (artillery); control point; traverse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground control - a communication system for sending continuous radio messages to an airplane pilot who is making a ground-controlled approach to landingground control - a communication system for sending continuous radio messages to an airplane pilot who is making a ground-controlled approach to landing
communication system - a system for communicating
Translations

ground control

n (Aer, Space) → base f di controllo
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