Wyoming airport buying equipment to help pilots

 Wyoming airport buying equipment to help pilots

The Rawlins Municipal/Harvey Field Airport
will use most of a $125,000 federal grant to buy new technology to help pilots land planes.
Airport Manager Dwight France says the technology they have now is outdated and difficult to fix. What the airport plans to get is called a Precision Approach Path Indicator or PAPI. It is a four-light system that helps pilots determine whether they're on, above, or below the proper glide path for landing.
France says the new technology should help pilots with vertical guidance and landing minimums.
The airport received the funding last month and the Airport
Board talked this week about possibly installing the new equipment by this fall.

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