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AIM

10/12/17

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Air Navigation and Obstruction Lighting

wire span. The lights are beamed towards the
companion structure and identify the area of the wire
span.

d. High intensity flashing white lights are also

employed to identify tall structures, such as chimneys

and towers, as obstructions to air navigation. The
lights provide a 360 degree coverage about the
structure at 40 flashes per minute and consist of from
one to seven levels of lights depending upon the
height of the structure. Where more than one level is
used the vertical banks flash simultaneously.