Pilot Activated Lighting Control - PALC
The Avlite wireless network can be integrated to a third party Pilot Activated Lighting Controller (AV-PALC), to allow approaching aircraft to activate lighting on unmanned aerodromes.
This lighting control system is usually used at non-towered or infrequently used airfields where it is not economical to provide staff or keep the airfield constantly lit during night hours. Pilots are able to turn on the airfield lighting control system when required leading to significant savings in energy and airfield staffing requirements.
How does Pilot Activated Lighting Control work?
Avlite Systems’ PALC allows the pilot to control the Avlite lighting control system via VHF Radio Air Band. The pilot sets the frequency of the radio to that used by the airfield and operates the system by clicking the Press To Talk (PTT) button. The Avlite radio controller module will relay the control message from third party PALC’s across the mesh network.