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Benton Airport Landing Lights FAA Certified

Published On: Feb 12 2013 07:11:22 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

Benton Airport’s recently moved runway is now safe to land according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

The FAA was on hand today to calibrate the airport's PAPI – or Precision Approach Path Indicator Lights – at each end of the runway.

The lights are designed to help pilots' landing remain on the correct approach angle to land on the runway safely.

An FAA jet made several approaches from both the North and South in order to certify that the landing lights were calibrated correctly.

The lights must be adjusted to within one one-hundredth of a degree to ensure the approach angle is just right.