a government service that facilitates the safe and orderly movement of aircraft within and between airports by receiving and processing data from radar and devices that monitor local weather conditions and by maintaining radio contact with pilots.
Few occupations carry the unique sort of physiological assault that air-traffic control does.
An Air Traffic Controller Speaks Bob Richards April 29, 2011
an organization that determines the altitude, speed, and direction at which planes fly in a given area, giving instructions to pilots by radio
- Air train
. an airplane towing one or more gliders.
that can be transported by aircraft: air-transportable equipment.
a contrivance used for catching game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly. any device, stratagem, trick, or the like for catching a person unawares. any of various devices for removing undesirable substances from a moving fluid, vapor, etc., as water from steam or cinders from coal gas. Also called air […]
- Air turbine
a turbine operated by air under pressure. Historical Examples It is instantly speeded up either by a powerful spring or an air turbine to about fifteen thousand revolutions per minute. The Submarine in War and Peace Simon Lake noun a small turbine driven by compressed air, esp one used as a starter for engines