ground control

an airport facility that supervises the movement of aircraft and ground vehicles on ramps and taxiways.


ground controller, noun Unabridged
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ground control
1.  the personnel, radar, computers, etc, on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft
2.  a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing

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