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control tower in Air topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontrol towerconˈtrol ˌtower noun [countable]  TTAa tall building at an airport from which people direct the movement of aircraft on the ground and in the air
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control towerMeanwhile, up in Duxford's control tower, John Allison was anxiously waiting.Soon, Rob would take S-Sugar on to the runway and wait for clearance from the control tower.The quake shattered windows in the control tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and forced the airport's immediate closure.A window also was blown out of the control tower.He practiced landings on Sunday, then told the control tower that he would fly for another hour.The control tower staff saw the aircraft making a sharp left-hand climbing turn before it disappeared into thick low cloud.Birkwood Lock, the first mechanized lock with control tower and traffic light gantry.