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Lights and pyrotechnic signals for control of aerodrome traffic

61.  Each signal described in column 1 of Table 4 shall have the meanings respectively appearing in columns 2, 3 and 4 of the Table in the circumstances specified in the second row of the Table.

Table 4—Meaning Of Lights And Pyrotechnic Signals
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Characteristic and colour of light beam or pyrotechnicDirected from an aerodrome to an aircraft in flightDirected from an aerodrome To an aircraft or vehicle on the aerodromeDirected from an aircraft in flight to an aerodrome

(a) Continuous

red light.

Give way to other aircraft and continue circling.Stop.
(b) Red pyrotechnic light, or red flare.Do not land; wait for permission.Immediate assistance is required.
(c) Red flashes.Do not land; aerodrome not available for landing.Move clear of landing area.
(d) Green flashes.Return to aerodrome; wait for permission to land.

To an aircraft: you may move on the manoeuvring area and apron.

To a vehicle: you may move on the manoeuvring area.

(e) Continuous green light.You may land.You may take off (not applicable to a vehicle).
(f) Continuous green light, or green flashes, or green pyrotechnic light.

By night: May I land?

By day: May I land from direction different from that indicated by landing T?

(g) White flashes.Land at the aerodrome after receiving continuous green light, and then, after receiving green flashes, proceed to the apron.Return to starting point on the aerodrome.I am compelled to land.

(h) White pyrotechnic lights.

Switching on and off the navigation lights.

Switching on and off the landing lights.

I am compelled to land.

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