MaxFacts. Global Night Flights and “Airdrome Beacon Color/Flash Codes”

MaxSez: Now that we are flying International and our long leg sorties take us thru time zones we often find our selves departing or arriving in the hours of darkness.
Accordingly, Aerodrome Beacons and there recognition take on a new importance. Beacons in some cases particularly those at Class B airports in some cases are visible at +/- 30 miles. Beacon are like Sign posts there the X that mark the spot.
Airport Beacons are recognize by there Flash Sequence and Color Code. Here’s a handy memory aid:

B766AED7-8E20-416D-9FD3-B9D6201549FAk

SUGGEST YOU REPRODUCE THIS AID AND ADD IT TO YR IF LIBRARY

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Nice topic! As a matter of fact, becons are in every aerodrome, not just Class Bravo’s :).

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@Chief305

MaxSez: Note the terms “particularly” - “in some cases” (Segways). It’s’ a logical given that Beacons are found at all airfield governed or certified by the FAA & ICAO. (See the FAR & IPO-9000) “not all Airfields”, see note

(Note: There’s an paved airport in the center of a planed housing community up the road from my home. House hanger attached. Day light ops only, no comm just a lighted windsock.)

Regards

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Always informative Max! Might save a peanut from a crash into the ocean.

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