optical landing system


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optical landing system

[′äp·tə·kəl ′land·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
(navigation)
A shipboard gyro-stabilized device or a short-based device which indicates to the pilot his displacement from a preselected glide path.

optical landing system

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Optical landing system.
A shipboard (normally an aircraft carrier) gyro-stabilized or shore-based device that indicates displacement of the aircraft from a preselected glide path to the pilot.