TMS Tuesday: Origins of the Standards for AGL

Tony Smith, world-renowned inventor of the PAPI and an expert on all things Visual Aids, recently presented two seminars sharing his experience of origins of the standards and recommended best practices for airfield lighting. 

January’s TMS Tuesday seminar covered approach and runway lighting, including PAPI. In February’s TMS Tuesday Tony further explained the development of ground taxiway lighting and signage.

Where did these airfield lighting requirements come from and how was it established exactly what was needed? What research was necessary to understand how that might be provided? Technology is continually evolving and therefore National and International standards must evolve to ensure safety and compliance. 

Our AGL technical seminars included Q&As from our expert panelists and are now free to watch below.

Part 1: Approach & Runway Lighting, including PAPI
You can watch a recording of this Webinar on the TMS Training Solutions website.

Part 2: Ground Taxiway Lighting & Signage
A recording of this Webinar will shortly be made available on the TMS Training Solutions website.

Our next Free Webinar is entitled:
Airfield Lighting Maintenance Best Practice
Tuesday April 25th, 2023 @ 1400-1500 London time.

This live webinar will last one hour including Q&A’s with our expert panelists, and registration is free here:

2022 Technical Seminar Archive

Webinar 18

Webinar 25

Webinar 28

Christmas Special 2022 – A recap of the AGL issues in 2022