Definition of Ground-controlled approach

1. Noun. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.

Exact synonyms: Gca
Generic synonyms: Aircraft Landing, Airplane Landing



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground-controlled Approach

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ground-berry
ground-breaking
ground-controlled approach (current term)
ground-effect machine
ground-effect vehicle
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ground-service crew
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Literary usage of Ground-controlled approach

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1. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... field control; traverse. ground control (geodetic)—See ground control. ground controlled approach procedure—(DOD, NATO) The technique for talking down, ..."

2. Transportation Expressions (1996) by Richard Feldman (1998)
"Usage of the term "GCA" by pilots is discouraged except when referring to a Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) facility. Pilots should specifically request a ..."

3. Flight Check!: The Story Of Faa Flight Inspection by Scott A. Thompson (1990)
"The CAA gave token attention to PAR, or Ground-Controlled Approach (GCA), partly because it was meeting resistance by professional airline pilots who placed ..."

4. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"... RT function but not die slope, and Crosby and Parkinson (353) reported that performance of a ground-controlled approach by pilots had a similar effect. ..."

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