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instrument landing

an aircraft landing accomplished by use of gauges on the instrument panel and ground-based radio equipment, with limited reference to outside visual signals.
Origin of instrument landing
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for instrument landing
  • It is being considered as the precision instrument landing system of the future.
  • Its approach lighting system and instrument landing system enable aircraft to land in inclement weather.
  • instrument landing systems, a new weather system processor and other approach lighting and runway lighting systems were installed.
British Dictionary definitions for instrument landing

instrument landing

an aircraft landing relying only upon instruments and ground radio devices, usually made when visibility is very poor
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