approach lights


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approach lights

[ə′prōch ‚līts]
(navigation)
A group of aeronautical lights indicating a desirable line of approach to a landing area.

approach lights

approach lights
Layout of a simple airfield approach lighting system.
A system of high-intensity lights located along the approach path of an instrument runway. The lights radiate beams in a directional pattern by which a pilot aligns the aircraft with the extended centerline of the runway on the final approach for landing. They assist the pilot in transitioning from instrument flight conditions to visual conditions at the end of an instrument approach. These lights extend into the approach area up to a distance of 2400 to 3000 ft (730–900 m) for the precision instrument runway and 1400 to 1500 ft (420–450 m) for the non-precision runway.
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More importantly, and still unknown to the aircrew, the absence of external AOA approach lights would leave the landing signal officers (LSOs) with no visual indication of the aircraft's energy state or gear position.
Marcus Scrafton, head of development for Peel Airports, said: "The previous approach lights had just about reached the end of their life, so it was important that we replaced these landing aids.
AMAN Edward Constantino cleans the approach lights on the nose-landing gear of an FA-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of VFA-102, prior to flight operations aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).
New antenna fields, approach lights and automated data transmission devices were installed.
TOKYO - Japan and the United States agreed Monday to place aircraft approach lights only at the seaside ends of the two V-shaped runways to be constructed in the northern Okinawa city of Nago, effectively limiting approaches to the runways to the seaside only, government sources said.
As the plane descends to the runway, the pilot can see specialized approach lights and runway lights to complete the landing.
They said the authority plans to build approach lights for the takeoffs and landings of planes and a taxiway linking passenger terminals to the airport's planned second runway, the one now being built near the farmers' lands.
Mr Sam Snowden, a district fire chief, said the plane hit a steel tower supporting the runway's approach lights and broke in two.
It is not known whether events in the war-torn battle-zone may force the order for a batch of hi-tech approach lights to be put on hold.
The approach lights on the lengthened runway will run into the Arkansas River on "a fairly significant structural system," Flowers says.
The Carmanah/ADB Helipad Kit consists of everything needed to improve the safety and visibility of virtually any size of ground, rooftop, offshore or remote helipad, including: wireless solar-powered perimeter lights, approach lights, ID and obstruction beacons, flood lights, windcone, directional signs, wireless handheld controllers and all of the mounting and deploying hardware required therein.
Scope of work: Studies and Works for LEdz Airport - Extension of Approach Lights on main approach direction