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Lesson 14.5:  Control of Airport Lights

Control of Airport Lights

     Reference: ACS PA.III.A.K1 - K9, PA.III.B.K1 - K4 PHAK Chapter 14

At towered airports, ATC controls the airport lighting

  • At some non-towered airports, lights may be on a timer.  Other non-towered airports the pilot controls the lighting.

    • Pilot control lighting (PCL) – Is done by a specific radio frequency and clicking the microphone.

  • All lights stay illuminated for 15 minutes​

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