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ground controller

[′grau̇nd kən‚trōl·ər]
(engineering)
Aircraft controller stationed on the ground; a generic term, applied to the controller in ground-controlled approach, ground-controlled interception, and so on.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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