- A specific flight course laid out in the vicinity of an airport and designed to bring aircraft in to a safe landing. It is usually delineated by suitable navigational aids. The approach path lies within the approach funnel.
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approach lights — A system of high intensity lights located along the approach path of an instrument runway. The lights radiate beams in a directional pattern by which a pilot aligns the aircraft with the extended centerline of the runway on the final approach for … Aviation dictionary