radar controller


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radar controller

[′rā‚där kən‚trōl·ər]
(navigation)
An air-traffic controller or other responsible person proficient in the use and interpretation of radar and capable of performing one or more of the following functions: surveillance controller, traffic director, or final controller.

radar controller

A person who exercises radar control over aircraft or guided missiles.
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An internal investigation carried out by SilkAir has been submitted to Hong Kong investigators and the SAR Civil Aviation Department subsequently suspended the radar controller involved pending completion of the official investigation.
A spokeswoman added: "Following this serious incident, the radar controller involved underwent a training programme tailored to the lessons arising from the event, and subsequently returned to operational duty.
This state-of-the-art training system includes a 180 degree field-of-view tower simulator; an out-the-window, three-channel visual display system; three training positions; a site-specific Warsaw database; and two radar controller workstations that support both enroute/area control center and terminal approach control simulation.
At some, the listed Clearance Delivery frequency for nontowered airports is worked by the radar controller overseeing that field.
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The radar controller will eyeball his traffic, make sure he's got absolutely nobody in his way, and say, "Approved.
When a tower clears an IFR aircraft for takeoff, they tell the radar controller the aircraft is coming, so the right aircraft gets that separation.
A radar controller may vector you around precipitation that's depicted on their radar scopes, but you're the pilot-in-command with your eyes out the window.
The radar controller will take the FSS call either via dedicated ATC landlines or on a regular telephone, depending on the facility's equipment.
Some nontowered airports have their own clearance delivery frequency that allows you to speak directly to the radar controller.

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