Accession Number:

AD0608375

Title:

EVALUATION OF VISUAL AIDS FOR HELIPORTS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The lighting configurations were designed and equipment installed under the supervision of Federal Aviation Agency personnel. The visual aids evaluated consisted of perimeter lighting, floodlighting, approach lighting and identification beacons. Emphasis was placed upon selection of an acceptable minimum size approach light pattern in view of the requirement for standardizing these for ground and roof-top heliports. It was concluded that suitable heliport perimeter lighting would consist of yellow lights, spaced not more than 40 feet apart on each side of the heliport and that suitable floodlighting would consist of fixtures located close to the touchdown area. It was also concluded that prior to establishing a heliport approach lighting standard, additional information was required relative to approach lights designed for heliport use, to the inflight control of light intensity and to the use of higher helicopter approach angles. It was recommended that the results of this evaluation be utilized in preparing a Selection Memorandum for heliport perimeter lighting and floodlighting and that further investigations be conducted into the problems encountered and requirements for approach lighting. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE