Lighting Systems

A Non-Precision Approach Secret

Finding the lights at the end of a non-precision approach is often the difference between getting in or going missed. Rod Machado explains how a common technique pilots use for safety actually hurts their chances of seeing the runway in time for landing. Knowing what lights to look for—and the projection angle they’re tuned for—is a little-known secret of IFR success.

This video is from Rod Machado’s Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures online course, which will be available at a discount from PilotWorkshops starting Thursday.