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Pulsating Visual Approach Slope Indicator (PVASI)

   
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CRJCapt
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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:54 pm 

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

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PH
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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:53 pm 

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
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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:30 pm 

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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99jolegg
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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:35 pm 

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
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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:41 pm 

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
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:11 am 

Updated picture in original post.
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dannyboy2005
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:16 pm 

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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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:53 pm 

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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dannyboy2005
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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:58 pm 

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

I guess its Just another M$ F$9 Scenery Error
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CRJCapt
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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:26 pm 

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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