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Quick question... does anybody know if there is a way to turn the vasi (and other similar type) lights off during the day? Most airports I fly to around me in the real world wouldn't think of having them on unless it's near or actual IFR conditions or night time. Curious why MS decided they all need to be on all the time.

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Hi,You must fly into Class G airports. I fly into/out of a Class D (Jeffco, CO), the VASI lights are on all the time. :)To answer your question- I believe the VASI lights are always on (you'll have to think that someone clicking up those PCL's). It's the same limitation that prevents the runway lights from coming on with reduced light levels during the day (when you would want them on).Bruce.

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Every airport I have flown into always has the VASI lights on. They are for glideslope guidance, regardless of visibility. They are the red/white lights to the side of the runway and are always on. The approach lights should only be on in low visibility or at night.EddieKSLC

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VASI lights are always on! Where the heck are you flying, or should I say, are you "Really Flying." ;-)

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I recall there were some freeware airports way back for FS98 that had PCL. I think it was for South Africa (I could be way off there), and you just tuned to the PCL frequency and bingo - lights on. It was pretty neat. Not sure if it controlled VASI/PAPI too. Anyways, just a bit of a flashback. Maybe this is no longer possible in FS2002?Greghttp://www3.sympatico.ca/gregory.moffatt/Hammerhead.jpg

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Well, if I'm not mistaken, in some French aiports, for example, you have to radio-request it.

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Well, if I'm not mistaken, in some French aiports, for example, you have to radio-request it.Are you sure you aren't talking about runway lights? VASI is always on, it's how you can tell you have the currect glide slope.

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I'm aware of that. But I remember distinctly my instructor requesting VASI on approach to Toussus (GA/Professional strip near Paris, kinda Jeffco).That may be that saving energy has been a real problem in Europe since the early 70's.

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At the uncontrolled airports I fly into, the VASI/PAPI lights are PCL (pilot controlled lighting). You have to do the mike clicks to get them to come on. After that, they'll stay on for 15 min.

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