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ground controller

[′grau̇nd kən‚trōl·ər]
(engineering)
Aircraft controller stationed on the ground; a generic term, applied to the controller in ground-controlled approach, ground-controlled interception, and so on.
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5, and the use of the headset for voice communication to the pilot and ground controller, as well as any other Tacticomp user with a headset.
The WestJet pilot looked down the runway and saw the Northwest plane beginning to take off, then asked the ground controller to confirm whether he was clear to cross the runway, Gregor said.
Had the ground controller not delayed the show, "there was a possibility of a mid-air collision having taken place", she said.
Nobody, it seemed, wanted to chance encountering the irate ground controller.
The ground controller would have a map he used to guide the pilots where they needed to go.
I'm sure the ground controller felt some pressure to hustle them across the runway.
The ground controller generated a taxi route, including halt points, that was uplinked to the aircraft, where it was overlayed on the map to enable to the pilot to negotiate the route.
A ground controller was blamed for mistakenly giving clearance to drop the bomb on the wrong place and then calling ``abort'' too late.
Another ground controller compared it to ``two little ducks following their mom.
His wrist is a little burned and he lost his eyebrows," said a ground controller, Marie Finkleman.
As ground controller, you will have to issue taxi instructions that will allow aircraft to move about the airport avoiding conflict with other aircraft.
A female ground controller apparently radioed after the crash that the flight had lost radar contact, while a controller in New York asked the aircraft to reset its transponder (a transmitter that boosts its radar image).