air controller


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air controller

An individual especially trained for and assigned the duty of the control (by use of radio, radar, or other means) of aircraft within his or her area.
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The Forward Air Controller can see the various targets and will 'lase' with the laser range finder, see where the closest friendly is through his radio system, and pass it up to the pilot," Esselaar said.
Born Gary Cooper he prefers Garry and was one of 36 Australian Forward Air Controllers (FACs) in Vietnam.
The great thing about the F-16 is that in addition to serving as the forward air controller, if we have to, we can roll in and hit the target ourselves.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-29 November 2004-SAS suspends air controller after near collision - report(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
He was an engineer with Pratt & Whitney before joining the Air Force, where his first job was as a parachute qualified forward air controller with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.
Imagine if you will the battle from the perspective of the Forward Air Controller (FAC)--seven or eight different orbits of Air Force, Navy and Marine aircraft, including B-1s stacked at all sorts of altitudes, each aircraft with its own fuel states, armament packages and capabilities--and the status and position of each communicated to our controller solely by radio.
Any request for air support must go through an air controller operating from a light aircraft over the battlefield.
The MB-339 is specifically designed to excel in the Close Air Support, Forward Air Controller - Airborne (FAC-A) and training Joint Terminal Attack Controllers roles.
Tony Turner, aged 27, of Stoke, served in Iraq and Afghanistan as an air controller for 29 Commando.
He spent 10 weeks in the strife-torn country, working as a forward air controller, in the winter of 2007- 08.
Paul, a Forward Air Controller with the Army Air Corps, received the MC in London on Friday watched by his mother Rose of St Helens, Merseyside, and girlfriend Lisa Flanagan, 27.
GRID co-ordinates communicated between an air controller and an American weapons officer "did not marry up" before a 500lb bomb was dropped from a US aircraft killing three British soldiers in Afghanistan, an inquest heard yesterday.