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Pulsating Visual Approach Slope Indicator (PVASI)

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

The PVASI is a rare approach lighting aid that has been replaced at many airports. Houston West airport (KIWS) still has one on runway 15, it's interesting to use on a dark night. It's in FS, try it.Smile



Last edited by CRJCapt on Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:20 am, edited 2 times in total
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PH First Officer

Any idea of how many there are...is this a US thing? Having flown in the UK and US I have not seen one...or even heard of one during ground school. Very interesting.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

PH wrote:

Any idea of how many there are...is this a US thing? Having flown in the UK and US I have not seen one...or even heard of one during ground school. Very interesting.

Not sure how many are left and I think it's only in the US. They were replaced by the PAPI. I think the story was that they were easily confused with other airport and surrounding lights. Smile

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Interesting concept. I hope the red / white lights are distinct and don't go a pink colour, in transition like some.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

99jolegg wrote:

Interesting concept. I hope the red / white lights are distinct and don't go a pink colour, in transition like some.

It's in Flight Simulator, go to KIWS and fly it. Smile

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Updated picture in original post.

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Dan Young (dannyboy2005) First Officer

I see, weird.

I flew around the airport and icame across some areials, i couldnt believe how tall they were, over 2000ft!

if anyone lives in this area, please tell me if this may be true.

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That aerial cant be too proportion, look at the size, it would dwarf the Eifel Tower! lol.

One that size would be visible from Google Earth, I cant see it... anyone else.

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Dan Young (dannyboy2005) First Officer

Good point there "Air-Head" about the Eifel Tower.

I guess its Just another M$ F$9 Scenery Error

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Flight Simulator has it correct, I think they're very thin TV station antennas. They are 2049 feet MSL(above sea level) and 1970 feet above the ground. I saw them when I lived in Houston. They are on the Houston sectional chart, 10 miles Southwest of KHOU. HUB 240 radial/10 miles. Smile
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