Airport / Heliport Nylon Windsock & Mast Assemblies

Compliance and Applications

• ICAO DOC 9157
• FAA AC 150/5345-45C
• FAA AC 150/5345-27D
• TP312 5TH ED

We have a complete line of windsock assemblies for aviation applications at airports and heliports. Windsocks and their support structures are made from high-grade materials and designed to provide reliable performance in even the most extreme environmental conditions. All equipment is designed to internationally recognized standards and thoroughly tested to ensure quality. Custom engineering and fabrication services are available. We also manufacture windsock assemblies for industrial applications.

Windsock Assembly

1. LED Obstruction Light (optional)
• Lamp: Single lamp LED (multiple source)
• Standard: ICAO, FAA (L-810) and Transport Canada
• Power Supply: 100-240 VAC or 12 VDC
• Wattage: 1.5W
• Color: Red

2. Fabric Windsock
• Sizes: 0.45m x 1.85m, 0.45m x 2.4m, 0.6m x 2.4m, 0.9m x 3.6m
• Color: Orange, red/white (5 bands)
• Material: Polyurethane coated nylon weighing 135g/m²
• Grommets: 1/2″ brass, located at mouth for installation and underside for drainage
• Reinforcement: Double stitched; extra material on large diameter
• Fasteners: UV rated cable ties

3. Internal LED Lamp
• Qty: 2 for 100-240 VAC and 2.8-6.6 A; 1 for 12 VDC
• Total Wattage: 10W for 0.45m, 24W for 0.6m, 36W for 0.9m; 12 VDC uses 5W for 0.45m and 0.6m, 12W for 0.9m

4. Swivel
• Designs: Unlit, internally lit, and externally lit
• Material: Aluminum alloy parts, stainless steel hardware
• Rotation: 2 fully enclosed stainless steel bearings
• IP Code: IP65 rated
• Circuit: 6-circuit slipring, internal lamp and obstruction light independently wired, pre-wired
• Mount: 1-1/2″ NPT male

5. Condulet
• Material: Aluminum alloy parts, stainless steel hardware
• Wiring: Strain relief pre-installed
• Mount: 1-1/2″ NPT female top, 2″ NPT female bottom

6. Basket
• Size: 0.45m, 0.6m, and 0.9m diameter
• Material: Aluminum alloy parts, stainless steel hardware
• Color: Powder coated orange
• Shipping: Collapsible for low-cost shipping and easy assembly

7. Electrical (not shown)
• Power Supply: 100-240 VAC, 2.8-6.6 A, 12 VDC (Solar)
• Standard: CSA certification, upon request for 100-240 VAC
• Safety: External manual disconnect switch
• Junction Box: Weatherproof PVC (100-240 VAC), vented aluminum (2.8-6.6 A and 12 VDC), all pre-wired
• Wiring: 6m SJOOW cable, pre-wired

Solar Power Supply Features

Solar Power Supply

We offer a solar power supply to go with our 12 VDC Windsock Assembly. This off-grid solution is easy to install and runs with free, renewable energy from the sun. The power supply is engineered based on site specific irradiation data and is designed to meet minimum autonomy requirements during the darkest time of year. Customers should always confirm installation location with Flight Light to ensure the power supply is properly rated.

Solar Power Supply Ordering Information


• Supports & Cabinet (ASTM): 6000 Series Aluminum
• Hardware (ASTM): ECO GUARD Grade 5 Steel
• Powder Coating (AAMA): Orange, RAL 2002
• Recyclable (LEED): Made from 75% recycled Aluminum
• Warranty: Electrical 1 year, Structural 5 years
• Battery: 110Ah, 12VDC, Deep Cycle AGM, Sealed
• Panel: 90W, 12VDC, Class 1 Division 2
• Controller: 12VDC, 75V Max PV, 15A Charge
– Bluetooth-Enabled and Programmable via App
• Wind Load: 220km/h Peak Gust

Windsock Assembly Ordering Information

Power Supply Diameter (m) Windsock Assembly Standard Fabric Part No Obstruction light[1] Photocell CSA Cert.
Part No Watts Lamps ICAO FAA TC Orange Red/White Part No Watts Part No
Unlit 0.45 WSCK-18UN Size 1, Style II Size 2 FABR-1808-ORNG FABR-1808-RDWH
0.60 WSCK-24UN Heliport Heliport FABR-2408-RDWH
0.90 WSCK-36UN Airport Size 2, Style II Size 1 FABR-3612-ORNG FABR-3612-RDWH
100-240 VAC 0.45 WSCK-18VL 10 2 Size 1, Style I-B Size 2 FABR-1808-ORNG FABR-1808-RDWH SOL2-A 1.5 PHTO-CELL-012D CERT-CSA
0.60 WSCK-24VL 24 2 Heliport Heliport FABR-2408-RDWH SOL2-A 1.5 PHTO-CELL-012D CERT-CSA
0.90 WSCK-36VL 36 2 Airport Size 2, Style I-B Size 1 FABR-3612-ORNG FABR-3612-RDWH SOL2-A 1.5 PHTO-CELL-012D CERT-CSA
2.8-6.6 A 0.45 WSCK-18CL 10 2 Size 1, Style I-B Size 2 FABR-1808-ORNG FABR-1808-RDWH SOL2-C 1.5
0.60 WSCK-24CL 24 2 Heliport Heliport FABR-2408-RDWH SOL2-C 1.5
0.90 WSCK-36CL 36 2 Airport Size 2, Style I-B Size 1 FABR-3612-ORNG FABR-3612-RDWH SOL2-C 1.5
12 VDC 0.45 WSCK-18SL 5 1 Size 1, Style I-B Size 2 FABR-1808-ORNG FABR-1808-RDWH SOL2-D 1.5 PHTO-CELL-012D
0.60 WSCK-24SL 5 1 Heliport Heliport FABR-2408-RDWH SOL2-D 1.5 PHTO-CELL-012D
0.90 WSCK-36SL 12 1 Airport Size 2, Style I-B Size 1 FABR-3612-ORNG FABR-3612-RDWH SOL2-D 1.5 PHTO-CELL-012D
[1] Obstruction Light is only required by FAA standards. This standard requires that the Obstruction Light is powered by a different supply than the Windsock Assembly so that if the Windsock has its power supply interrupted, the Obstruction Light remains on. Consequently, all Obstruction Lights are designed for a 100-240 VAC power supply input regardless of how the Windsock Assembly is.

Pole / Mast Assembly Ordering Information

Design Height Servicing Options
Fixed Base Tilt Base Arm Hinge Winch[4] Fuse Bolts Tilt stand[5] Orange/White Powder coating[6]
AL Pole 2.25m 225W-APTB FB34 TILT-STND-AS03 PCOW-225W-AP
AL Pole – Wall Mount 2.25m 225W-APWM TILT-STND-AS03 PCOW-225W-AP
AL Pole – Portable Tripod 2.25m 225W-APPT PCOW-225W-AP
4.50m 450W-APPT PCOW-450W-AP
Frangible AL Mast 2.25m TFWM-0225-FR00 TFWM-0225-TR00 TILT-STND-AS01 PCOW-225W-FA
4.50m TFWM-0450-FR00 TFWM-0450-TR00 TFWM-0450-AR00[7]
[4] Winches required for 450W-APCH, TFWM-0450-AR00, TFWM-0450-AH00 (450W-APWM optional). Winches are removable so only one is required per site although one per pole/mast may be desired.
[5] When poles/masts are lowered for servicing either by Tilt Base or Arm Hinge, an optional Tilt Stand can be purchased to provide support while maintenance is performed.
[6] All poles/masts are powder coated Orange as a standard. Orange/White banding is available but may carry additional costs and lengthen lead times.
[7] Design has a wind gust rating of 160km/h.

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