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Question - How to handle lights when tower is closed
- From: Richard.Stein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 12:57:48 -0500
I need to come back to the fountain
of knowledge in order to see how others are handling this. My question:
How are other airports who will have their contract towers closed
due to sequestration handle the various issues that will come up. So
far, I've noted the following issues:
night - night operation of the rotating beacon seems simple. Have
someone turn it on at night and off in the morning. Shouldn't be
IFR - We only have maintenance electricians on duty during office hours.
How are other airports that only have employees on duty during limited
hours planning on handling turning the beacon on and off during IFR.
night - again, straightforward. On when dark, off when light.
IFR - We don't have 24 x 7 maintenance coverage, so we need to figure out
how to staff and when to know when operate the lights.
intensities - We have PCL that we use at night. My thoughts are to
leave the runway lights on PCL full time and allow the pilots to operate
them as needed.
I'm looking for what other airports
are planning on doing, or input from anyone how to handle these new issues.
Any input would be appreciated.
Richard M. Stein, A.A.E.
Deputy Airport Director, Operations and Maintenance
Lynchburg Regional Airport
350 Terminal Drive, Suite 100
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 239-9027 (fax)
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