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  • John Green
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2011
    • 6643

    Runway lighting

    As part of the hopefully ongoing process of deregulation, licensed airfields are now permitted to install pilot operated runway lighting.


    Only about 50 years behind America !
  • TonyT
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Oct 2006
    • 8933

    #2
    cough cough....... I knew of some years ago in the UK

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    • ~Alan~
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2010
      • 5012

      #3
      How does this work ?
      Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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      • John Green
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2011
        • 6643

        #4
        Alan,

        I'm not entirely sure about the method to be used here but, I think that the runway lighting is linked to a radio switch or trigger which is on a published radio frequency. Dial in the frequency press the PTT and bingo it's Christmas time !

        Either that or FIDO !!

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        • TonyT
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2006
          • 8933

          #5
          That's about it John, some I think also can be done off a mobile phone No. We fitted a radio fit to an aircraft about 30 years ago which had this in mind.

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          • TonyT
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Oct 2006
            • 8933

            #6
            Here you go, read all about it

            http://www.pplir.org/using-the-ratin...-runway-lights

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            • John Green
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2011
              • 6643

              #7
              Re 2

              Tony,


              Can you remember who they were ?

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              • ~Alan~
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2010
                • 5012

                #8
                Originally posted by TonyT View Post
                All very interesting. You just hope the 30 min. timer is working correctly. Imagine just crossing the threshold
                and it suddenly goes dark !!
                Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                • TonyT
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Oct 2006
                  • 8933

                  #9
                  I can't John, it was a modified 172 with canards on the front cowling If I am remembering the right one. It had a discrete aerial on the underside for it.

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                  • Moggy C
                    Moderator
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 20537

                    #10
                    The CAA took away my night qualification when I developed a colour vision deficiency.

                    I'm a bit aggrieved about it. On the other hand not flying single engine at night has much to recommend it.

                    Moggy
                    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                    • TonyT
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Oct 2006
                      • 8933

                      #11
                      But it's all goes grey at dusk..

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                      • Moggy C
                        Moderator
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 20537

                        #12
                        If you happen to bump into the CAA, can you mention that to them?

                        Moggy
                        "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                        • John Green
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2011
                          • 6643

                          #13
                          Re 10

                          Or, over water !

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                          • Flytst
                            UL Power Aero Engines UK
                            • Dec 2005
                            • 357

                            #14
                            There is a private grass strip near me that has runway light .

                            Activated by a Text and switched of by phoning the number. Seems to work well for the owner. I would not know as I do not fly at night thankfully.
                            " If a Test pilot tells you something that's so bloody complicated you can't understand it, then its all Balls "

                            R.J Mitchell

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