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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This should add to safety, especially at airports lacking approach lights and VASIs at night.
Approach light system (except you may not descend below 100 feet above TDZE unless the red terminating bars or red side row bars also are distinctly visible and identifiable).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Other thoughtful convenience features include a proximity key, rain-sensing wipers, auto dimming exterior mirrors, mirror-mounted approach lights, adjustable pedals, memory settings for the power mirrors, driver seat and steering wheel, backup warning system, power liftgate, and a rear-seat entertainment system that includes a DVD player and eight-inch overhead screen.
220 fire led (underfloor), - disassembly and assembly of the approach lights (about 90 high-performance fires for underfloor, ground and pole mounting), - approx.
I'm voting this regulation as the most commonly misinterpreted rule for IFR: "If you can see the approach lights, you can descend to within 100 feet AGL of the runway.
The airplane had been nicely established on the localizer and glideslope and--just because the pilot thought he or she could see the runway--it was suddenly time to make all sorts of speed and configuration changes, despite not yet reaching the approach lights, with plenty of runway ahead.
This spring, ARC Aviation Renewables Corp (ARC), based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, began leading the design and replacement of the lighting equipment with a more extensive system of solar taxiway, runway edge, threshold and approach lights, that meet the requirements for a non-instrument VFR (visual flight rules) airport.