Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21877 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4576 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.
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113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4498 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.
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10350 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4489 times:
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 )? 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?