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Airfield lighting maintenance seminar for the Americas

Date: TBD in 2020
Length: 3.5 days
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, 8:30 AM - Noon (Friday)    
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Price: $1300.00
Program Capacity: 35

Become an Airfield Ground Lighting Certified Airfield Professional!
We offer an optional test taken the morning of the fourth day to check your newly honed skills and knowledge gleaned over the previous three days. Upon successful completion of the test, you will receive a certificate and an AGL-CAP pin. 

AGL CAP Test: $200.00 

This seminar is closed. Our 2020 seminar schedule will be published in January. To sign up for our email notification list, please send a request with your contact information to: [email protected] 

This course covers everything from the basics of airfield series circuit theory to the operation and maintenance of various airfield lighting products, our maintenance seminar gives you ideas for achieving greater energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs. Presentations are continually updated with the latest industry information so every seminar offers new insight and techniques to help you streamline your airport lighting operations.

Who Should Attend?

Have you recently added new employees to your maintenance staff or could you use a refresher course on troubleshooting airfield lighting products? ADB SAFEGATE hands-on and classroom training geared specifically towards maintenance personnel active in airport support.

Program Opportunities

ADB SAFEGATE is pleased to offer a 3-day Airfield Lighting Maintenance Seminar. The morning of the 4th day includes an optional online Certification Test. The price for the 3-day seminar is $1300.00 with the optional AGL-CAP testing at an additional $200.00. To earn the AGL-CAP certification, participants are required to attend the full seminar and successfully complete the Certification Test. 

Program Learning Objectives

  • Identify airfield lighting product specifications used by various organizations (FAA/Military/ICAO).
  • Recognize the key performance parameters required of a FAA Constant Current Regulator (CCR) or a SwitchGear Regulator System (SGRS).
  • Comprehend the operational theory of airfield series circuits.
  • Given the load for various series circuit components, accurately calculate the actual CCR load using a calculator.
  • Evaluate the operational and maintenance differences between airfield incandescent and LED lighting.
  • Identify the operational characteristics of various airfield lighting products including L-830 Isolation Transformers, L-847 Circuit Selectors, L-849 REILs, L-880/L-881 PAPIs, L-854 Radio Controls, L-858 signs, In-pavement lights, Elevated lights, Stop Bars and Runway Guard Lights.
  • Identify the calibration methods, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for various airfield lighting products. 


The only prerequisite is a basic understanding of electrical theory. This includes a basic understanding of electrical concepts such as resistance, capacitance and inductance, series and parallel circuits, Ohm's law, DC circuits, AC circuits and Power Factor. Familiarity with how to use a meter to measure current and voltage would also be beneficial. This program is designed for anyone involved in airfield lighting maintenance.

Detailed Program Information

Read more about the topics covered in ADB SAFEGATE’s Airfield Lighting Maintenance Seminar and get the complete list of learner objectives

View a sample class schedule for the Airfield Lighting Maintenance Seminar

Meals and Accommodations

Breakfast is provided at the hotel each morning. Check with the hotel at check-in for breakfast and shuttle bus locations. A shuttle will leave the hotel at 8:15 a.m. to take attendees to the ADB SAFEGATE facility. Lunch and breaks are provided and refreshments will be available all day. We will host a dinner on Wednesday and transportation will be provided to and from dinner. Otherwise, dinner is on your own. The shuttle will return to the hotel after class.

Please remember when making return travel plans, the third day of the three-day seminar will not end until 5:00 p.m. If you are scheduled to take the optional test on the 4th day, the room for the test will be available from 8:30 to noon and boxed lunches will be provided.

The optional test will take approximately 3 hours. You may take the test online after the seminar if needed. We will have a limited number of loaner laptops available to use, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop to take the certification test.

Dress is casual. You will receive a training handbook to take home and the presentations will be made available for download in the week following the class.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:

Comfort Suites Hotel

70 Chris Perry Lane
Columbus, OH 43213
Tel: (614) 604-6400

The seminar rate is $76.99 per night. Hotel reservations must be made by TDB, 2020 to reserve this rate. Mention "ADB SAFEGATE seminar" to receive the special rate.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm, check-out time is noon. A continental breakfast is provided each morning at the hotel.

A hotel shuttle bus is available to/from the airport. ADB SAFEGATE will provide bus transportation from the hotel to the seminar each morning and back to the hotel after class.

Support Services for the Americas 

If you have questions or require support regarding our seminars for the Americas, please contact Mandi Fulk at +1 (614) 573-8265 or mandi.fulk@adbsafegate.com.