Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 70

“You know, talking about highways in the skies, one of the most important highway designators are the approach light systems. Granted, they are mostly praised by pilots flying in yukky weather trying to find the threshold of a runway, but they're also helpful to VFR pilots. Approach light systems are a configuration of signal lights starting at the landing threshold and extending into the approach area a distance of 2400-3000 feet for precision instrument runways, and 1400-1500 feet for nonprecision instrument runways. Flying into San Francisco and Oakland airports, you'll see them as a ball of light traveling towards the runway at high speed.”

1) Descend to “2000” feet

2) Go to AirLeg 43

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