ground-controlled approach meaning

  • Noun: ground-controlled approach
    1. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar
      - GCA

    Derived forms: ground-controlled approaches

    Type of: aeroplane landing [Brit], aircraft landing, airplane landing [N. Amer]

    Encyclopedia: Ground-controlled approach

  • [Electronics]
    Abbreviation, GCA. In air navigation, a ground radar system that provides information for radio-directed aircraft approaches.

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