VFR OPERATING RULES FOR AERODROMES EQUIPPED WITH A LIGHTING RADIOELECTRICAL REMOTE CONTROL

1 Use of the remote control system

In the absence of ATC unit, the aerodromes equipped with a radioelectrical remote control are operating as follows:

1.1 Lighting system switching-on

After checking that the frequency is vacant, the lighting system is switched on by actuating the microphone switch three times in less than 5 seconds on the assigned auto-information frequency for the aerodrome air traffic.

When several frequencies are assigned (normal and suppletive), the frequency to be used is the normal frequency.

The following elements, when existing, are automatically switched on by the remote control system with three microphone switch actuations:

- runway threshold lights, runway end lights and runway edge lights;

- stopway lights;

- approach lighting system;

- taxiway lighting system at the places where taxiing guidance is required.

- apron lighting system;

- lights of wind direction indicators (wind socks);

- obstacle lighting system

- visual approach slope indicators in the conditions notified in ß 1.3

If the aerodrome is equipped with the following equipment as runway threshold identification flashing lights or high intensity lighting control, this additional equipment is remote-controlled by actuating 5 times the microphone switch in less than 5 seconds. Returning to the initial configuration is remote-controlled by again actuating three times the microphone switch. The configuration with the additional equipment can be directly selected by actuating 5 times the microphone switch.

The lighting system is started for a 15-minute period. The lighting system is kept on beyond this 15-minute period, by again actuating 3 or 5 times the microphone switch, according to the desired configuration. Then, the lighting system will operate for 15 minutes from the transmission of the new order. This new period can be initiated at any time.

In case of lighting system failure, wait about 10 seconds before generating again a starting order (starting time of the ground power unit).