flight-control

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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