approach control


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approach control

[ə′prōch kən‚trōl]
(navigation)
A radio guidance service for aircraft within 10 to 20 miles (16 to 32 kilometers) of their destination airport that provides steering vectors and speed values to properly place the aircraft for entry into the airport traffic pattern and to provide safe spacing from neighboring aircraft.
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It would have been very easy to complain about approach control to our ready room.
aerodrome control in the VCR and approach control at level 1.
After validating seven of their eight assigned radio frequencies were rendered useless, they combined Baghdad and Balad approach control sectors and staffed additional controllers to assist with coordination.
The United Kingdom's main en-route ATC service provider, NATS, based at Swanwick or Manchester, hands over control of aircraft inbound into Robin Hood Doncaster to the approach control unit of the destination airport when it is about 40 nautical miles away.
According to The Associated Press, the problem occurred at the Terminal Radar Approach Control centre, known as TRACON, and lasted from 11:45 to shortly after midday.
Under the new arrangement, the radar approach control authorities at the U.
But the real problems began late Saturday, when the Federal Aviation Administration evacuated its Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control facility at the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar because of smoke.
Since then, Orbit's Electronics Group has delivered in excess of 2000 HMI devices, supporting approximately 150 small-to-medium-sized as well a up to five large Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities.
This consultation has the quality approach control object of the concession contract works and hospitality of Mont Saint Michel, through regular measurement of several indicators.
Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) high volume hubs to transition to Raytheon's Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) automation platform as the FAA modernizes the terminal approach control facilities (TRACONs) in the National Airspace System and installs a common terminal automation system across the FAA and the U.
Norfolk approach control requested assistance from us and another helicopter, Redwolf 201, for a search-and-rescue (SAR) near Lake Drummond in the Great Dismal Swamp in southeast Virginia.