- Jun 24, 2005
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Not to be repetitive, but I was plane watching last night at TIA. I don't know how many of you are familiar with that airport, but they have two parallel runways, one being much longer than the other. The longer one has those lights up on poles the gradually get closer to the ground following the planes final decent probably two hundred feet before the runway. The shorter runway doesn't have these... I have seen at other airport that runways shorter than TIA's short one do have them... Why do certain runways have them and others don't? Also was at the south end of the longer runway last night with planes landing from the south and those lights, nor the strobes on them were functional... Do they only use them in poor visibility?