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blind landing

[¦blīnd ′lan·diŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
Landing an aircraft solely by the use of instruments because of poor visibility.
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Norman does not like the changes to the 10th and 13th tees, one because of the angle and the other because of the blind landing area.
The company also operates Siofok-Kiliti airport, including the blind landing system, the buildings for navigation and ground services for aircraft and passengers as well as aircraft ground services, passenger transport, goods delivery, storage and other commercial services, airport passenger information service, and technical back-up at the airport.
The Tornado ECR MLU, the upgraded aircraft is equipped with an integrated IN-GPS navigation system supported by a multi-mode receiver system for approaches and ILS blind landings.
In the early years of aviation, pilots were frequently forced to make blind landings due to inclement weather, a problem that led to proposals for a dizzying array of technological solutions from the suspension of lit balloons over airfields to the use of high-powered X- rays as guidance beams.