b. Before a VFR arriving aircraft enters the airport traffic area.
c. Leave them on until the arriving aircraft has taxied off the landing runway.
NOTES: Do not turn on the runway lights when a NOTAM closing the runway is in effect.
When medium-intensity or high-intensity runway lights are installed, follow the tables in FAA
RUNWAY END IDENTIFIER LIGHTS
When separate on-off switches are provided, turn the REIL on as requested by the pilot and as
required by facility directives. Turn the REIL on also when the associated runway lights are lighted.
Turn them off after an arriving aircraft has landed, after a leaving aircraft has left the traffic pattern, and
after it is determined that the lights are of no further use to the pilot.
VISUAL APPROACH SLOPE INDICATORS
If the VASIs have remote on-off controls, they shall be operated when they serve the runway in
use. VASIs shall be set on high intensity during daylight hours, except as requested by the pilot and as
required by facility directives.
PART C--AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION SERVICE (ATIS)
ATIS DEFINITION AND PURPOSE
ATIS is the continuous broadcast of recorded noncontrol information in selected terminal areas.
Its purpose is to improve controller effectiveness and to relieve frequency congestion by automating the
repetitive transmission of essential but routine information. This information is recorded on a tape
recorder and broadcast continuously on specific frequencies. The control tower is responsible for
preparing and reviewing the ATIS broadcast.
a. Keep the message brief and concise. Optimum duration should not exceed 30 seconds unless
b. Do NOT exceed a maximum speech rate of 100 words per minute.
c. Ensure high quality enunciation and each message part is easily understood.