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Why No Papi On W/B Rwys At LAX?  
User currently offlineAdipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Title says it all. Why are there PAPI's on the east bound runways at LAX and not on the westbound? Is it just not necessary because of the ILS? Is this unusual?


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21085 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

I know that a PAPI cannot be used as one of the things you need to be able to see to continue below minimums on an instrument approach - a VASI can be. That might have something to do with it. Other than that, I have no idea.

-Mir



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User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 564 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

A visual aid would be valuable on all runways regardless of installations of ILS. The answer is as simple as the airport is too cheap. They found plenty of money to waste on the glass light towers at the entrance to the passenger terminal area. But they don't have adequate lighting on all runways and taxiways.

User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9393 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4039 times:
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Quoting Adipasqu (Thread starter):
Title says it all. Why are there PAPI's on the east bound runways at LAX and not on the westbound? Is it just not necessary because of the ILS? Is this unusual?

I don't really have much to contribute - just wanted to mention that I was planning on starting a thread on this very topic sometime in the near future! I've had the same question running through my head for a few weeks now.

Does LAX typically use visual approaches when able (when the smog's not too bad  Wink)? Or do they stick to the ILS?

Is there a particular method of ensuring your glideslope on a visual approach where there is no visual cue?

~Vik



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User currently offlineBrownBat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 3):
Does LAX typically use visual approaches when able (when the smog's not too bad Wink)? Or do they stick to the ILS?

Mostly visual unless airport is under instrument conditions.


User currently offlineBrownBat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Quoting BrownBat (Reply 4):
s there a particular method of ensuring your glideslope on a visual approach where there is no visual cue?

Visual approaches are backed up by the glide slope if that runway is equipped with an ILS as is the case for LAX. So the papi lights are really redundant.


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