Airport Runway Approach Lighting

An approach lighting system, or ALS, is a lighting system installed on the approach end of an airport runway consisting of a series of lightbars and strobe lights. It is designed to assist the pilot in transitioning from instrument to visual flight, and to align the aircraft visually with the runway centreline. The bulbs have to be strong enough to maintain a minimum visibility of 3/4 of a mile, which is no mean feat on a foggy Yorkshire night like this one. The conditions here make for some excellent opportunities with silhouette photography!

BOGMOL, fee easton and 6 more people faved this
  • BOGMOL 4y

    Great silhouettes, great starbursts . . . great shot!!
  • Jo Blackwell 4y

    Love this and the previous one, composition here is spot on though. I say get yourself back there for more lovely shots!
  • Wayne Shipley 4y

    HAhaha...love that beenie hat ! You sneaked that one in !
    Great shot Tom & we'll have to get up thee again !
  • Mark Winterbourne 4y

    This is superb.....always wondered how to do this from this location and make it look stunning. well done sir
  • Lee Mortimer 4y

    Nice shot, very well done !!!
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Taken on November 12, 2011
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