We quickly flipped on the airport beacon
and cut a new ATIS reflecting the obvious: The airport had gone IMC.
The light from NAS Pensacola's lighthouse made a slow sweep over the bay and dueled with the green and white, rotating, airport beacon
. We turned west and continued the climb to 4,500-feet MSL for the transit toward Bay Minette.
The Gardner Municipal Airport beacon
is about 100 feet south of the peak, he said.
White lights define the runway approach, runway edge, runway centreline or one colour of the airport beacon
. Green lights are for the beginning of a runway usable surface, taxiway centreline or one colour of the airport beacon
Once again, I had difficulty spotting the airport beacon
. This time, however, I had loaded the runway's RNAV approach into my GPS navigator and had much better situational awareness.
It's dusk, visibility is limited, but in the distance you see the airport beacon
I made my best estimate as to which was which and, while rounding the mountain, I saw the airport beacon
A lit airport beacon
in the daytime at a tower-controlled airport means:
The San Francisco sectional chart shows a flashing light like an airport beacon
at an altitude of 5027 feet just south of the airport on Rattlesnake Mountain.
For instance, just on the other side of this Jeppesen plate for the approach is the airport diagram with the interesting note that the airport beacon
isn't located on the field.