runway visibility


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runway visibility

[′rən‚wā ‚viz·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(meteorology)
The visibility along an identified runway, determined from a specified point on the runway with the observer facing in the same direction as a pilot using the runway.

runway visibility

The meteorological visibility along an identified runway, determined from a specified altitude.
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The general visibility on the main runway ( 28/ 11 which is the most preferred runway by airlines during the foggy days) was almost zero while the runway visibility was 75 metres.
At 0800 local time runway visibility range (RVR) was 175 metres, while RVR of 350 metres is required for the normal functioning of flights.
Currently, Salzburg is certified for approaches to Cat I (60 metre decision height, 550m runway visibility range).
Horizon can land their Dash 8s in fog with runway visibility as low as 700 feet at Category III qualified airports, such as Sea-Tac.
The panel has also advised for upgrading the neighboring airports in Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar to the Category-IIIB level of Instrument Landing System that offers a runway visibility range of 150 feet or almost nil visibility condition.
According to Airport officials, though the airport witnessed fog at night and in the morning the runway visibility was good enough for smooth operations.
The general visibility dropped to less than 50m while the main runway visibility dropped to 100m, which forced the Indira Gandhi International airport crew to resort to Low Visibility Procedures ( LVP).
The runway visibility range was reduced to 300 metres, causing officials to divert flights to various places including Jaipur, Ahemdabad and Mumbai.
The procedures will also be divided into four phases depending on runway visibility and cloud ceiling.
Runway visibility dropped suddenly from 700m to less than 50m on all three runways.
ILS allows compliant aircraft and trained pilots to land even when runway visibility dips to 50m.
The runway visibility stood at six kilometers when the incident took place.

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