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 synchronizedflashing lights located laterallyon each side of the runway threshold. REILs may be either omnidirectionalor unidirectionalfacing 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.
[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)]
Pilot Controlled Lighting(PCL)
Visual Approach Slope Indicator(VASI)
Precision Approach Path Indicator(PAPI)
Runway Edge Lights(HIRL, MIRL, LIRL)
Approach Lighting System(ALS)
* [http://www.faa.gov/ATpubs/AIM/ FAA Aeronautical Information Manual]
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