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Christopher Low

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I noticed something unusual about the Runway 32R approach lighting at Moffett Federal last night. The sequence lighting was strobing in the wrong direction, and it was also exceedingly short :-eek I also discovered that the terrain has a discrete step in it a short distance from the runway threshold (about halfway along the overrun lighting). This created problems when I tried to realign all three sets of lights.Therefore, I decided to chop the overrun lighting in half. This removed the lights that were sitting on the slightly higher section of terrain (those furthest away from the runway). I then aligned the remaining sets of lights, and added proper sequence lighting. I am satisfied with the results.I only noticed the strange sequence lighting when I passed the base in my Baron (on a flight from Scotts Valley to Travis Aero Club).Now you can see the advantages of flying "low and slow" ;-)Chris Low.PS. Just out of curiosity, are those little extended bars on the overrun lighting a specific distance apart ?I really should try adding some overrun lighting at some of the Seattle airports. It doesn't look like Looking Glass Studios had the time to add this before "Uncle EA" decided that it was bed time :-)

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>Chris Low.>>PS. Just out of curiosity, are those little extended bars on>the overrun lighting a specific distance apart ?>>I really should try adding some overrun lighting at some of>the Seattle airports. It doesn't look like Looking Glass>Studios had the time to add this before "Uncle EA" decided>that it was bed time :-)Chris, in a nutshell yes, but it all depends on the runway approachcat, ie category 1,2,3a,3b and 3c ils capable, how many and how close together.The runway category refers to the weather minimum visibility that may be used to land on the runway following an ils approach,and the decision heights etc for missed approach,details of which are on the relevant 'Jeppesen' charts for the airport, like this one for Cardiff (EGFF):-wavePetehttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/47020.jpg

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