radar approach control


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radar approach control

[′rā‚där ə′prōch kən‚trōl]
(navigation)
A facility providing radar approach control service by use of airport surveillance radar and precision approach radar equipment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It can be a terminal radar approach control (Tracon) serving a nearby major airport, or it can be an air route traffic control center (ARTCC), which covers larger, multistate geographic areas.
STARS enables Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities to provide safe and efficient aircraft spacing and sequencing guidance for departing and arriving aircraft in the airport terminal area.
The agency said the new design will integrate the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control airspace with portions of surrounding Air Route Traffic Control Center airspace, combine high- and low-altitude airspace to create more efficient arrivals and departures, and expand the use of more efficient separation standards.
The Yokota airspace, called the Yokota radar approach control (RAPCON), covers stepwise a vast area in altitudes from 3,000 meters to 7,000 meters over Tokyo and eight nearby prefectures -- Kanagawa, Saitama, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Nagano, Gunma, Tochigi and Niigata.
A telephone call to radar approach control after we landed confirmed that this had indeed happened.
forces were to take part in air traffic control, making contact with aircraft from Japan's Self-Defense Forces, the Japan Coast Guard and prefectural police by means of the Kadena RAPCON (radar approach control) system at the U.S.
Peterson, who works at the FAA's Dallas/Fort Worth terminal radar approach control facility, played an active role to modernize the technology and systems that give controllers the complete airspace picture.
At the southern end, Roanoke's radar approach control area (RAPCON) is adjacent to the RAPCON serving Piedmont Triad Airport in Greensboro, NC (GSO) as the note indicates.
An hour later, at 1703, ATC issued the flight a frequency change to talk to the Syracuse terminal radar approach control facility.

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