ground-controlled approach

or ground-con·trol approach

[ ground-kuhn-trohld ]
/ ˈgraʊnd kənˌtroʊld /

noun Aeronautics.

a system in which an observer interprets radar observations of the position of an aircraft and transmits continuous instructions to its pilot for landing. Abbreviation: GCA

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Origin of ground-controlled approach

First recorded in 1940–45

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