View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View - Taken May 8, 2011 Photo By: Phil Rainwater

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Subject: Runway lighting

 Pilots,

The lightning storm a couple of weeks ago generated a quadruple failure.  The microprocessor in the radio receiver was fried, a relay coil burned out, a switch failed, and a ground wire was burned in two.

All are now repaired and all of the control functions work as intended: dim lights on at dusk, PCL for bright lights, PCL for the VASI, day/night VASI brilliance, and shutdown at midnight.

However a separate failure (apparently an underground splice) has the west loop of runway lights inoperative (the circuit breaker trips).  We will be getting to that as soon as we can get the right people/tools lined up.

Ken

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