approach control


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approach control

[ə′prōch kən‚trōl]
(navigation)
A radio guidance service for aircraft within 10 to 20 miles (16 to 32 kilometers) of their destination airport that provides steering vectors and speed values to properly place the aircraft for entry into the airport traffic pattern and to provide safe spacing from neighboring aircraft.
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So this way we have enhanced the safety by opening more sectors in the area controller and in the approach control also we have divided the responsibility from single controller to 2-3 controllers, depending upon the requirement.
I established myself on the approach course and descended at the final approach fix while continuing to attempt radio contact with approach control. While nearing MDA, I heard an intermittent communication from approach that caused me to question my situational awareness (SA).
Air traffic controllers work in control towers, approach control facilities, or route centers.
Combined with Thales's Surface Movement Guidance Control System(3), Distance Measuring Equipment(4) and multilalteration(5) systems, the new Air Traffic Control Tower will enhance traffic safety and security with the latest state-of-the-art tools, including an unprecedented system of safeguards for approach control.
The transfer of control from the radar approach control authorities at the U.S.
The Yokota radar approach control covers airspace above Tokyo, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Niigata, Nagano and Shizuoka prefectures.
Software features en route and approach control procedure testing and ATM system simulation.
The Yokota radar approach control covers airspace above Tokyo and Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Niigata, Nagano and Shizuoka prefectures.
--Contact Travis Air Force Base Radar Approach Control and request restricted air space over MOTCO.
The PAR is a fixed, ground-based approach control system used to recover all types of aircraft during inclement weather.
Gill said: ``The club are deeply troubled by the FA's handling of the situation and believes it is at variance with the FA's approach control officers arrived at the training ground on September 23, forgot all about the test and went off home.
ATCOs in area and approach control, work in dimly-lit rooms so they can clearly see the information relayed to them on radar screens.