EVALUATION OF ICAO VISUAL AID PANEL APPROACH LIGHTING PATTERNS.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
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Nine different patterns for the last 1000 feet of approach lights before runway threshold, including two European and seven U.S. configurations, were evaluated on a reduced scale in the Fog Chamber by tests in daytime and nighttime fog 1200-foot visual range. The tests, consisting of observations by pilots, showed none of the patterns to be clearly outstanding. Two of the patterns judged fairly effective one from the United Kingdom and one from the U. S. also exhibited a serious shortcomming. Among the most acceptable of the patterns tested were two modified versions of the current U. S. standard and the one proposed by The Netherlands. Author
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