ground proximity warning system

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ground proximity warning system

[′grau̇nd präk¦sim·əd·ē ′wȯrn·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
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An airborne computer that provides a pilot with visual and audible warnings when it senses the aircraft may inadvertently make contact with the ground.
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Sumwalt didnOt say whether the planeOs ground-collision warning system issued a more urgent warning telling the pilots to Opull upO to avoid hitting the ground.

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