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How Does Airport Lighting Work?
Oct 23, 2018

Airport lighting does much more than just increase visibility at night. It can also help a pilot determine where they are on the airfield, and even how much runway they have left in front of them. This video shows you what all of those different colored lights mean!

Q: What does it mean if, while I’m approaching to land, all the airport lights suddenly go dark, then blink back on again?


A: That’s a warning sign the 15-minute activation period is about to expire. Click seven times within five seconds to restart the 15-minute timer.


Q: Is the PCL radio frequency listed on the VFR sectional chart?


A: No. That information is only found in the chart supplement (formerly the airport/facility directory) and instrument approach procedures.