What is an Aerodrome Beacon?

An aerodrome beacon is a light beacon installed at an airport or airfield to provide visual guidance to pilots approaching the airport. It typically consists of a rotating or flashing light that is visible from a distance, and is usually located near the airport’s control tower or on the airport’s perimeter. It may be operated by the airport authority or a separate organization.

 The beacon may also be accompanied by other navigation aids such as a VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) transmitter or a non-directional beacon (NDB) that provides radio navigation information to pilots. These navigation aids work in conjunction with the aerodrome beacon to provide pilots with a comprehensive set of information for approaching and landing at an airport.

Aerodrome Beacon

Aerodrome Beacon: Guiding Pilots Through the Night Sky – Further Reading