air traffic controller

noun

Definition of air traffic controller

: a person who is responsible for remotely monitoring and directing the movements of aircraft as part of a system of air traffic control

Examples of air traffic controller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For about the next five minutes, the air traffic controller instructed the passenger on how to keep the plane stable and begin making a descent. Julian Mark, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2022 For about the next five minutes, the air traffic controller instructed the passenger on how to keep the plane stable and begin making a descent. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 The unidentified passenger radioed for help, telling an air traffic controller what was happening. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 In additional audio captured by LiveATC.net, another air traffic controller can be heard telling other planes what had unfolded. Jamiel Lynch, Aaron Cooper And Ross Levitt, CNN, 10 May 2022 Torres has worked as an air traffic controller since 2008, NATCA said. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, 17 May 2022 With a calm voice, the air traffic controller at Treasure Coast International Airport in Florida instructed the passenger how to use his transponder so the aircraft could be located via radar. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 From a tower in Fort Pierce, about 75 miles north of Boca Raton, the air traffic controller asked the passenger to reiterate his situation. Julian Mark, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2022 From a tower in Fort Pierce, about 75 miles north of Boca Raton, the air traffic controller asked the passenger to reiterate his situation. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of air traffic controller

1922, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

29 Jul 2022

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“Air traffic controller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20traffic%20controller. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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