Early Airway Beacon Light
The original location of this old 62
foot airway beacon tower is unknown. In the 1950's this unique airway beacon
tower was purchased and relocated to it's present day undisclosed location. The
top of the tower contains a 24 inch beacon light with an opening on the top of
the beacon, which is covered in clear glass. This allows two things to
1. As the pilot flies toward the flashing
beacon the pilot will begin seeing the beam along with the flash until
the angle between the planes height and the beacon become so great that
the beam is no longer visible to the pilot, however, light is also
projected upwards through the top of the beacons clear glass window,
giving the pilot additional guidance as the plane passes overhead.
2. The beam of light
shinning up through the top of the beacon will also reflect off the base of any clouds present
to assist the pilot in determining cloud height in the dark.