Leading Lights (G.B.)

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Alternative term: Range Lights (U.S.A.)

Two or more lights associated to form one or more leading lines (or ranges).

A leading line defined by two such leading lights is called the axis of the lights. (Fig.47)

Note: In Britain, the axis of the lights is often called the Line of Lights. In German it is called Richtfeuerlinie.

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Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)



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