airport rotating beacon

airport rotating beacon

An aeronautical ground light visible at all azimuths, either continuously or intermittently, to designate a particular point on the surface of the earth. At civil airports, alternate white and green flashes indicate the location of the airport. Military airports employ dual-peaked (two quick) white flashes between the green flashes. Also called aeronautical beacon
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When you're about 15 miles out, key the microphone on the appropriate frequency to turn the runway lights on to their highest intensity and look for the airport rotating beacon. Most PCL (pilot-controlled lighting) systems are connected to the airport's CTAF and use seven clicks for maximum setting, five for medium and three for low.

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