daylight beacon operation

daylight beacon operation

Operation of an airport rotating beacon during the hours of daylight means that the reported ground visibility in the controlled zone is less than 3 miles (5 km) and/or the reported ceiling is less than 1000 ft (300 m) and that ATC (air traffic control) clearance is required for landing, takeoff, and flight in a traffic pattern.
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