final controller

final controller

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The radar controller assigned to pass information and guidance during the precision approach radar (PAR) and airport surveillance radar approaches, utilizing radar equipment. This controller also passes monitoring information to pilots not using PAR.
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Houston Center passed me to Approach and then to the final controller for Hobby.
The final controller was calibrated initially using a series of steady-state experiments and step tests in the engine cell, and then was further tuned over the target cycles, including the FTP, RMC, and WHTC cycles.
After my student told me we were passing 500 feet, the final controller announced that I was right of course, going further right of course and asked me to confirm I was in a left turn.
Checking in with my final controller, I was asked if I wanted a visual approach.
The final controller was delivered after four weeks, and was controlling two weeks later.
We expect to ask the final controller for an approach because we have all heard the "Make your request of the next controller," when the request is made too soon.
My pilot continued inbound, and we started our final descent at three miles, down to two miles, then one mile, and at three-quarter mile, the final controller asked me to call the ball.
On the way in, we'll be sure to ask the final controller what routing we can expect when departing KHPN for KLGA.
The two FA-18s originally had requested a section PAR approach, which was coordinated between the arrival and final controller, using a scratchpad on the radar scope.
I lined up for the approach just as SoCal switched me to the NASNI final controller. His initial calls said I was "well right of course," which was confusing, because I could see the runway straight ahead, aligned perfectly off my nose.