Runway End Identification Lights

Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) are installed at many airports to provide rapid and positive identification of the approach end of a particular runway. The system consists of a pair of synchronized flashing lights located laterally on each side of the runway threshold. REILs may be either omnidirectional or unidirectional facing the approach area.

They are effective for:
* Identification of a runway surrounded by a preponderance of other lighting.
* Identification of a runway which lacks contrast with surrounding terrain.
* Identification of a runway during reduced visibility.

References

[http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/Chap2/aim0201.html FAA Aeronautical Information Manual, Chapter 2 (Aeronautical Lighting and Other Airport Visual Aids), Section 1 (Airport Lighting Aids)]

ee also

* Pilot Controlled Lighting (PCL)
* Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI)
* Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI)
* Runway Edge Lights (HIRL, MIRL, LIRL)
* Approach Lighting System (ALS)

External links

* [http://www.faa.gov/ATpubs/AIM/ FAA Aeronautical Information Manual]


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