Has anyone ever seen a tri-color VASI in real life?

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  1. captain_ricky

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    Catching up on lights and markings for my CFI written and sure enough this pops up again... do they even exist?
     
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    A long time ago there was one at Montgomery Field in San Diego KMYF. I haven’t seen one in a long long time.
     
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    I saw one when flying commercial once. It was very foggy and you could actually see all the different colors in the fog. That was cool!
     
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    You also have to search for "tricolor" as well as "tri-color".

    Surprising how many of them are turf and/or private.
     
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    They're around. C81 (Grayslake, IL) and 1C1 (Paxton, il) are two I've "used". The problem is you see them so seldom it's hard to remember what means what.

    The PVASIs also always catch me by surprise.
     
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    Once so long ago I don’t remember where it was. And it was on a crosswind runway. The main runway had VASIs.
     
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    I've always been surprised there is this much variation in glideslope indicators. Everything else in aviation is about standardization.
     
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    I can't say that I've ever seen one, but my list of airports is a bit limited.
     
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    Only ones I’ve personally seen were the SGSI (Stabilized Glide Slope Indicator) on surface ships.
     
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    Green good, Red bad. How hard is that to remember?
     
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    I keep meaning to go to Paxton so I can see it.
     
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    If it's amber do you go up or down?
     
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    right? was it so hard to make it white like all the other types?
     
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    Lived in Round lake for a sort time when I had the Sport and tied down at Grayslake. I was working in Alaska and flew the Sport to Juneau. Probably made less than a dozen flights out of C81. I remember a big dip in the runway about the time I would rotate
     
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    Only been there once so I could put a pin in the map. It's surrounded by McMansions. Junk sitting around everywhere, grass needed mowed, barely looked like an airport. I don't think it'll be around much longer.
     
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    Probably got a good deal on them when they started going out of style.
     
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    There is that pesky ol' false amber between red and green. For those wondering, Amber is above, Green is on, Red is below. BUT, there is a very narrow slice where Amber shows between Green and Red
     
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    IIRC they used to have one at 6B6. I was based there at the time. PAPI on 21 now.
     
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    ODALS is where it's at
     
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    Hell, I don’t even see a VASI anymore. It’s all PAPI.
     
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    But I have seen that blinking ball thingy.
     
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