The heliport beacon shall be located on or adjacent to the heliport preferably at an elevated position and so that it does not dazzle a pilot at short range.
A heliport beacon shall be provided at a heliport where:
- long-range visual guidance is considered necessary and is not provided by other visual means; or
- identification of the heliport is difficult due to surrounding lights.
- Location. The heliport beacon shall be located on or adjacent to the heliport preferably at an elevated position and so that it does not dazzle a pilot at short range.
Where a heliport beacon is likely to dazzle pilots at short range, it may be switched off during the final stages of the approach and landing.
Characteristics. The heliport beacon shall emit repeated series of acquiesced short duration white flashes in the format shown in Figure 9-1 and the light from the beacon shall show at all angles of azimuth. Where brilliancy control is desired, settings of 10 per cent and 3 per cent have been found to be satisfactory. In addition, shielding may be necessary to ensure that pilots are not dazzled during the final stages of the approach and landing.
AL-HP-B flashes white color 4 times/0.8second and stop for 1.2s, then start new circle for 2seconds(0.8s+1.2s ).
Xenon as light source, service life more than 108 times
Clear poly-carbonate lens for converging light and also provides corrosion resistance and UV protection.
UV protection Powder coated bright yellow color base make better visibility
Base material is stainless steel 304 which has strong corrosion resistance, Shock and Vibrations protection
Controller for power supplying and turn ON/OFF light
VHF pilot to ground remote control
ICAO Annex 14 Volume ǁ Heliports 5.3.2
FAA AC 150/5390-2B Heliport Design Guide
For details on aviation regulations regarding design of helipads / heliports / helidecks
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