Needs VASI plans, specs

A subscriber recently contacted us about runway lights and VASI. He indicated that the homeowners at this airpark are considering installing runway lights to allow for night operations and he was interested in adding a VASI.

The writer indicated that a VASI that would provide both day and night landing guidence would be a significant safety addition.

However, he was interested in creating his own device rather than buying a commercial unit. “Do you know where I can get any plans or specifications for a homemade VASI, especially one that is lit for night operations,” he asks?

He said he has found several references to homemade VASIs with an internet search, but wasn’t able to come up with any plans or specifications.

Anyone ever looked into this idea before or actually built one? You can help your fellow residential airpark residents if you have any knowledge of such a project.