Airport in general - Part 3. 2013

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Kraków 2013-04-16

Basic elements of the airport.

Embraer E-170. 2020 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Embraer E-170. 2020 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Description of the photo: One plane has landed and another plane is visible on the approach.

Runway lighting.

Set of lights on RWY required. 2009 year. The work by Karol Placha Hetman
Set of lights on RWY required. 2009 year. The work by Karol Placha Hetman

The runway lighting is to facilitate the orientation of the crew as to their position during poor visibility and at night. The better the airport, the more extensive the lighting is. Additionally, the number of faulty lamps must not exceed 1%. The worse the airport, the smaller the requirements are. There are many airports in the world with bad lighting that is only on paper and practically inoperable. An example is the Smolensk airport in Russia in 2010.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman