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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
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • 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.
  • Elevators are one of three primary flight control surfaces found on an airplane.

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