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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : ogg|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ogg|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 110|
flight time total : 5400
flight time type : 1500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
Tuned in ATIS for ogg. End of ATIS said 'state has control of runway 2 intensity lighting.' we weren't sure what that meant. When we came in on visual approach, lights were on full (high) intensity. We asked tower controller if he could ask the state to turn down the lights. He replied that the state of hi had control of the lighting and that they were stuck on high, he had no control. He offered us the other runway (much shorter runway). He suggested we call the chief pilot and have him complain to the state about it. Decided to write this NASA report instead. Lights were way too bright, very distracting. To find out the cause was some kind of dispute between the feds (ATC) and the state was disturbing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RWY LIGHTS STUCK ON BRIGHT.
Narrative: TUNED IN ATIS FOR OGG. END OF ATIS SAID 'STATE HAS CONTROL OF RWY 2 INTENSITY LIGHTING.' WE WEREN'T SURE WHAT THAT MEANT. WHEN WE CAME IN ON VISUAL APCH, LIGHTS WERE ON FULL (HIGH) INTENSITY. WE ASKED TWR CTLR IF HE COULD ASK THE STATE TO TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS. HE REPLIED THAT THE STATE OF HI HAD CONTROL OF THE LIGHTING AND THAT THEY WERE STUCK ON HIGH, HE HAD NO CONTROL. HE OFFERED US THE OTHER RWY (MUCH SHORTER RWY). HE SUGGESTED WE CALL THE CHIEF PLT AND HAVE HIM COMPLAIN TO THE STATE ABOUT IT. DECIDED TO WRITE THIS NASA RPT INSTEAD. LIGHTS WERE WAY TOO BRIGHT, VERY DISTRACTING. TO FIND OUT THE CAUSE WAS SOME KIND OF DISPUTE BETWEEN THE FEDS (ATC) AND THE STATE WAS DISTURBING.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.