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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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|Noun||1.||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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