Aviation

PLK Runway Lighting Rehabilitation

RW Lighting Rehab

In rehabilitating the runway lighting system at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport near Branson, Missouri, Garver’s design went outside typical methods. To provide a new runway lighting system for a 3,700-foot runway with displaced thresholds, the design utilized shallow base cans, shallow concrete-encased conduit ducts, and a shallow grounding system, and outboard threshold lights mounted on approach-lighting style low-impact-resistant structures. These methods were necessary considering the runway was constructed in a filled-in area between two hills that had been leveled. This resulted in the runway being displaced and having non-standard FAA slopes and safety areas. Garver’s design also included electrical vault modifications with a new home run duct bank that included a new constant regulator, electrical panel, and lighting control panel with pilot-controlled radio.

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Significant embankments start within 10 feet of the runway ends, which presented concerns during design of the runway end lights.
Bart Gilbreath Garver Aviation Electrical Leader

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