radar approach control


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radar approach control

[′rā‚där ə′prōch kən‚trōl]
(navigation)
A facility providing radar approach control service by use of airport surveillance radar and precision approach radar equipment.
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Presolicitation: Market survey for seasonal services at the denver terminal radar approach control (tracon) denver technical operations center (toc) denver air traffic control tower (atct) and the base building (bb) located in denver co
An hour later, at 1703, ATC issued the flight a frequency change to talk to the Syracuse terminal radar approach control facility.
The Yokota airspace, called the Yokota radar approach control (RAPCON), covers stepwise a vast area in altitudes from 3,000 meters to 7,000 meters over Tokyo and eight nearby prefectures -- Kanagawa, Saitama, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Nagano, Gunma, Tochigi and Niigata.
A telephone call to radar approach control after we landed confirmed that this had indeed happened.
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.
At the southern end, Roanoke's radar approach control area (RAPCON) is adjacent to the RAPCON serving Piedmont Triad Airport in Greensboro, NC (GSO) as the note indicates.
Work started in June 2011 on the 352-foot tower, along with a four-story Terminal Radar Approach Control building.
A great example of this willingness to help each other was highlighted March 27 when a controller in the Central Florida Terminal Radar Approach Control asked the crew of Southwest Airlines Flight 821, a Boeing 737, to check on a Cirrus SR22, which had been out of radio contact for over an hour.
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.

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