air-traffic area

air-traffic area

[′er ¦traf·ik ‚er·ē·ə]
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The airspace within a circular limit defined by a 5-statute-mile (approximately 8-kilometer) horizontal radius from the geographical center of an airport at which an operative airport traffic control tower is located, and an upward extent to 2000 feet (609.6 meters) above the surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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