flight control

noun
1.
the direction of airplane movements, especially takeoffs and landings, by messages from the ground.
2.
the system by which this direction is done.
3.
the office from which this direction is done.
4.
the system by which the pilot of an airplane controls the movement of the airplane.

Origin:
1935–40

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flight control

noun
control from ground stations of airplanes in flight by means of messages transmitted to the pilot electronically 
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Example sentences
In the flight control room, operators instructed the drone to take up the chase.
The module will also gather important test flight data, specifically on the
  performance of the flight control system.
The entry flight control team will evaluate weather conditions to determine
  when it would be safe to land.
Visitors will also have a chance to witness the flight control center on the
  bridge above the flight deck.
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