Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids
Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, P.E.
This 6 hour course will cover the design procedures for runway lights, edge lights, beacon tower height requirements, and many additional design requirements of airport lighting. Several examples and calculations will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student would have learned the following:
This course is intended for airport designers, architects, transportation engineers, aerospace engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, environmental engineers, municipal engineers, project managers, and any persons working in civil engineering field or anyone with an interest in the exciting and dynamic world of aviation and airport design.
Benefit to Attendee
This course is designed so that the intended audience will benefit immediately with the information to design efficient roadside channels with flexible linings.
Airport visual aids are used to provide guidance to pilots maneuvering on the ground and while departing and landing at airports. With thousands of flights occurring each day, air travel have to conform to certain criteria to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and its passengers. Due to the often complexities of air traffic control and air flight these visual aids are essential to safe air travel. Several safety measures are built into each visual aid including electrical backup systems.
This course will cover the design and installation details for airport visual aids. Several examples and calculations will be presented to aid in understanding the course material. Detailed illustrations are shown in the appendix, as well as definitions, with a discussion of operations and maintenance. The student will be directed to study the document “Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids,” as published on the website of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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This course contains very useful knowledge that can be utilized by the engineer and designer of airports and runways to implement measures that will help to maintain the safety of our airports.
Using good engineering judgment is always paramount in any situation. Utilizing good judgment and the knowledge gained in this course will aid the reader with the knowledge to be a success in the Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids.
For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites:
Federal Aviation Administration:
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