air controller


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air controller

An individual especially trained for and assigned the duty of the control (by use of radio, radar, or other means) of aircraft within his or her area.
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Sergeant Mark Perren, a forward air controller, passed on the order to the US aircraft.
Cpl Mather decided to become a Forward Air Controller after seeing the Joint Tactical Air Controllers and the Fire Support Teams on an exercise in Arizona and describes it as by far the greatest and most challenging job he has done in the Armed Forces.
To achieve this, we integrated the BTID technology in a digitized BTID-equipped forward air controller application, a future BTID Transponder Airborne Platform Surveillance System (BTAPSS) application, a BTID cruiser weapons system application, as well as our land forces command and control system," Mifflin said.
Belote states that the Marine Corps "published an unsupported analysis suggesting that some Air Force JTACs' [joint terminal attack controllers'] unfamiliarity with the ground scheme of maneuver proved that the Marine Corps trained its forward air controllers better than the Air Force trained its JTACs" (p.
Born Gary Cooper he prefers Garry and was one of 36 Australian Forward Air Controllers (FACs) in Vietnam.
After a normal launch and "goggle up," the section of Hornets checked in with the airborne forward air controller (FAC(A)) as they continued their climb to the air tasking order assigned altitude of 13,000 feet.
Captain Bricel said a typical F-16 forward air control-airborne mission might look something like this: Two Fighting Falcon pilots flying in a two-ship package contact the ground forward air controller on a certain frequency and, between them, coordinate which targets need to be hit.
Chapman, a combat air controller assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.
He also found himself serving as a Forward Air Controller, one of those stalwarts who inches his way through dense woods with the combat patrols, calling artillery and air strikes down upon the enemy.
He was an engineer with Pratt & Whitney before joining the Air Force, where his first job was as a parachute qualified forward air controller with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.
Further, I'd like to note that Captain Andra Van Poppel-Kniep, an A-10 forward air controller, earned two DFCs for her combat heroism during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.
The demonstration included an F/A-18F Super Hornet and a forward air controller communicating over existing radio links.