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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : tul.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
pilot : private
|Experience||controller radar : 15.5|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Airport||lighting : tul.airport|
Tul airport authority purchased a slightly used rotating beacon to save money. Soon found out they bought a 'lemon.' this light has not worked continuously beyond a week straight and for the last month not at all. They are having a fight with a manufacturer, and neither side has made a move. Tulsa international is close to other fields with operating lights which pilots sometimes confuse as our airport. This is dollars vs. Safety!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TUL ARPT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER ADVISED THAT THE ARPT ROTATING BEACON HAS BEEN INTERMITTENTLY OUT OF SERVICE FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME WHILE THE ARPT AUTHORITY ATTEMPTS TO HAVE THE MANUFACTURER FIX THE LIGHT'S PROBLEM.
Narrative: TUL AIRPORT AUTHORITY PURCHASED A SLIGHTLY USED ROTATING BEACON TO SAVE MONEY. SOON FOUND OUT THEY BOUGHT A 'LEMON.' THIS LIGHT HAS NOT WORKED CONTINUOUSLY BEYOND A WEEK STRAIGHT AND FOR THE LAST MONTH NOT AT ALL. THEY ARE HAVING A FIGHT WITH A MANUFACTURER, AND NEITHER SIDE HAS MADE A MOVE. TULSA INTERNATIONAL IS CLOSE TO OTHER FIELDS WITH OPERATING LIGHTS WHICH PILOTS SOMETIMES CONFUSE AS OUR AIRPORT. THIS IS DOLLARS VS. SAFETY!
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.