instrument landing


Definition of instrument landing

: a landing made with limited visibility by means of instruments and by ground radio direction

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The countries also disagree on an instrument landing system used by a Singapore civilian airport since January that allows landings in low visibility. Annabelle Liang, The Seattle Times, "Singapore, Malaysia move to cool airspace and sea disputes," 8 Jan. 2019 The Air Canada crew, cleared for a visual approach around midnight, failed to use the standard instrument landing system U.S. carriers typically require their pilots to rely on as a backup for precision approaches in similar circumstances. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Taxiway Collisions Emerge as Biggest Threat to U.S. Air Travelers," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of instrument landing

1938, in the meaning defined above

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