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ground-controlled approach[′grau̇nd kən‚trōld ə‚prōch]
Technique or procedures by which a ground controller directs an aircraft to reach a point from which a landing may be made; the controller utilizes information from various sensors, including radar.
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ground-controlled approach (GCA)
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