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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.
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That doesn't excuse the fact that the requirements for both the pilot and the ground controller to read back specific clearances weren't adhered to.
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The real work was done by the ground controller, who passed instructions on to the pilot via radio, meaning that the intense training for a blind landing was restricted to a few ground controllers, freeing the pilots to follow their own work without any additional burden.
The WestJet pilot looked down the runway and saw the Northwest plane beginning to take off, then asked the ground controller to confirm whether he was clear to cross the runway, Gregor said.
There was a longer than usual pause before the ground controller explained what he meant by "say intentions.
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Nobody, it seemed, wanted to chance encountering the irate ground controller.
The ground controller would have a map he used to guide the pilots where they needed to go.
The Oxford inquest into Mr Hull's death has heard that the ground controller, codenamed Manilla Hotel, was "gobsmacked" that one of two A10 planes he was controlling had attacked a convoy of British armoured vehicles instead of the target he intended.
The landing P-3 cleared the runway as two new players entered from stage left: two buses, which had been holding for the P-3 to land, had been cleared by the ground controller to cross the runway prior to our landing.
This week, a jury at Leeds Crown Court acquitted 58-year-old former super-intendent Murray, who was the ground controller at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.
His family believe that the 11 missing lines in the US Friendly Fire Investigation Board Report could shed light on why the "tank buster" opened fire when the ground controller had allegedly not given permission.