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Old 19th Jul 2016, 10:49
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: WA
Posts: 1,291
No doubt the old AT-VASIS were a much better system from a pilots perspective. A real bugger for the airports though. 10 concrete pads for each side at each end, 3 lights in each etc etc. The PAPIs are a much simpler system and if maintained and operating properly do a pretty good job. Some I've flown have been absolute shite because they are full of dirt on the reflectors, lenses or have pitted lenses that have been sand blasted or lights not operating at correct intensity due to faulty cables or individual transformers.
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