Heliport Identification Beacon
Located within 1/4 mi of the heliport, three sealed beam lights rotate at 10 to 15 rpm to produce 30 to 45 fpm in white, green and yellow. A beacon using Morse code signals is also available.
Landing Direction Lights
To identify alignment of the approach route, a line of five L860 or L861 lights with omnidirectional green lenses are spaced at 15 ft (4.5 m) intervals.
Mounted on buildings or poles, elevated floodlights should illuminate all of the operational area and should be hooded to prevent upward glare that would hinder the vision of approaching pilots.
Taxiway center lines are defined with semi-flush L852A and L852B bi-directional or unidirectional green lights spaced at 50 ft (15 m) intervals. Blue lights set at the same intervals are used to define the edges of the taxi route.
Difficult-to-see objects shall be marked with a red FAA approved obstruction light. Contact the local FAA office with additional questions.
Visual Glide Path Indicator
The heliport approach path indicator (CHAPI) provides pilots with visual course and descent cues. The optimum location of a CHAPI is on the extended centerline of the approach path at a distance that brings the helicopter to a hover with the undercarriage between 3 and 8 feet (0.9 to 2.5 m) above the TLOF.