ground-controlled approach

noun
variants: or less commonly ground-control approach \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗-​ \

Definition of ground-controlled approach

: a blind landing in which the airplane is observed from the ground by means of radar and directed along a suitable glide path by radioed instructions to the pilot abbreviation GCA

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“Ground-controlled approach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground-controlled%20approach. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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