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precision approach

An approach in which range, azimuth, and glide-slope information are provided to the pilot. This information may be provided by a pilot-interpreted aid, such as ILS (instrument landing system), or given by a ground controller, as in a GCA (ground-controlled approach).
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Before GPS, we struggled to find precision approaches to fly for practice and testing.
Navy and Marine Corps air traffic controllers now provide talk-down services at 31 air stations using the AN/FPN-63 precision approach radar (PAR); carriers use the AN/ SPN-46 automatic carrier landing system for mode III approaches; and LHDs or LHAs use the AN/SPN-35 PAR.
A precision approach, focused on improving the quality of the process, would widen the scope of evaluation beyond speed, to include everything that might improve the accuracy of decisions and maximize the leveraging of human expertise.
As for the previous contracts, the company supplied, installed and commissioned the Legal Voice and Radar Recording and Replaying systems at Al Bateen Executive airport and the Wind Direction Indicator and Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) System at the Sir Bani Yas Island Airport.
In fact, I already knew that precision instrument approaches have to be aligned with the runway heading and if they can't meet terrain clearance criteria, then they just don't build a precision approach there.
The $1.25 million in new equipment for Eugene includes an approach lighting system, precision approach indicators and runway end identifier lights for the new runway now under construction at the Eugene Airport.
"By integrating a 24-channel GPS SAASM receiver and adaptive beam-steering anti-jam electronics into a single line replaceable unit, the DAR system is fully compatible with the existing GPS Antenna System-1 (GAS-1) antenna electronics." The system includes provisions to incorporate emerging joint precision approach and landing system (JPALS) and GPS modernization requirements.
Alaska Airlines recently operated the first passenger flight to make a precision approach at San Francisco International Airport using a Required Navigational Performance satellite-based navigation system.
It consists of an airport surveillance radar able to identify aircraft at ranges of up to 60 nm using primary radar and 200 nm with secondary radar, as well as of a precision approach radar (Par) which provides azimuth and elevation information from 20 nm to touchdown.
The study evaluates the following interoperability areas: en route navigation, precision approach, non-precision approach, air-ground communications, avionics, and approach lighting.
Although similar in outward appearances, only ILS is considered to be a precision approach. For arcane reasons, LPV (as well as LNAV/VNAV and LDA with glideslope mentioned earlier) is considered an approach with vertical guidance (APV) rather than a precision approach.

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