Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP)
The abeam position is marked by a red light placed abeam the intended point of landing. Usually only white
lights simulating the carrier deck will be illuminated during night FCLPs. Aircraft lighting and procedures are
similar to night familiarization with emphasis on the following:
Check the field/carrier switch in FIELD prior to leaving the line area.
Figure 14: PERMANENT AIRFIELD CARRIER BOX LIGHTING
Check the operability of your approach lights.
NOTE: Aircraft will not be allowed in the night FCLP pattern without operating approach lights.
Observe normal light management during taxi. Nav lights: bright, anti-collision, taxi light and strobe
lights ON as required.
Entering the holdshort, set the anti-collision and strobe lights OFF (or as directed by the LSO) if youre
taking off from the same field at which you will be operating.
When cleared for takeoff, ensure anti-collision light is ON before taking duty.