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Training Tip: Down to the wire

What’s more thrilling than finding the field at night by activating the airport lights from the air? Answer: Not seeing the lights.

Pilot-controlled lighting is an ingenious system that always impresses new pilots. There’s a tendency for novices to conclude that the highest-intensity setting available is always best until experience teaches that a particular night’s weather or visibility conditions may suggest a different method.

Whether you prefer clicking the lights to a low, medium, or high setting with your microphone button, pilot-controlled lighting provides a great way to locate a destination airport from altitude and get yourself oriented for entering its traffic pattern. READ MORE (AOPA)