Light signals to indicate turns?

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Let'sgoflying!, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

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    "...make all turns to the left..... unless the airport displays <b>approved</b> light signals...."

    What light signals? I can't recall seeing any in person or in a book, I don't even know what they might look like, or where on an airport they might come from.

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    Wind indicators (windsocks, etc) sometimes have a segmented circle around the base (10 feet in diameter or some such distance) with L shaped markings on the outside of the circle indicating which direction turns are to be made in the pattern.

    If there is a flashing amber light on top of a wind indicator, segmented circle or tower, all turns in the pattern are to the right.

    Here's another fun one most people will totally miss: A closed airport does not need to have the big X's at either end of the runways. As long as all runways at the airport are closed they can have one X next to the wind indicator with no markings on the actual runways.
     
  3. Let'sgoflying!

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    Tks Frank.. too bad they don't reference this right in the FAR... hey, where can we read about the flashing amber light?

    I was aware of the light indicator... when the FAA lawyers wrote "Light Signal " I kind of expected something like a light gun from the tower sorta thing.