There are lead-in lights from the river approach, landing floodlights, a marker beacon and a lighted windsock .
The windsock at the airfield has had a definite droop all week, and the sea is as flat as a pond, except for intermittent splashes from the seals, as they play amongst the seaweed out in the bay.
The tail effectively becomes a windsock for measuring the speed of the solar wind.
When the passengers take off from Westray they can see the windsock on the runway a mile and a half away on Papa Westray.
The windsock is on the southern side of the runway.
Sure enough, eventually we came to a tree with a windsock and, more reassuring, a small airplane resting in its shade.
Most airports have a segmented circle, usually in the center of the airport, often lighted at night and typically containing a windsock .
There was a shoddy wooden control tower, with a moth-eaten windsock and several obsolete instruments on it.
The magnetotail is the part of the magnetosphere pushed in the direction of the solar wind - shaped like a giant windsock and stretching at least two million kilometres into space on the night side of the Earth.
Nearby, a hefty fellow with a little orange windsock pinned to his baseball cap quips, ‘Hell, the safest place to stand with this guy is on the target!’