All Pollite Windsock masts are designed for long life and easy installation. Manufactured from fiberglass and polyester resin, and finished with a UV resistant gel coat, each pole has a unique break system incorporated within the main mast and can be coloured to meet ICAO/ FAA specifications.
All our Airfield and Heliport windsock masts are compliant with CAA’s CAP168, ICAO’s Annex 14 Vol. 1 Aerodrome Design and Operations and ICAO Annex 14 Vol II Heliports requirements. They comply fully with the frangibility requirements stipulated in ICAO’s Aerodrome Design Manual, pt. 6 frangibility and FAA AC 150/5345-27D.
Frame and Fixings
The windsock cone and all fixings are manufactured from marine grade stainless steel for a complete corrosion free but lightweight design. We can supply both a simple swivel frame or a large basket design which meets all ICAO and FAA requirements.
If illumination is required, both internal and external lighting options are available, both with LED or Halogen variants. Our latest low power LED technology means more light for less power, allowing the entire windsock to be illuminated and clearly visible, and also come with a 50,000hr guarantee.
All our illuminated windsocks come with an ICAO approved, L810, 3W LED obstruction light, guaranteed for 100,000hrs. For autonomous use, all of our windsock masts are offered with an optional photocell, for automatic switching between day and night or low light conditions.
All windsocks are manufactured in-house from only the highest quality polyester, and are designed to meet ICAO, FAA and CAA requirements for size, material and colour. Our materials are tested and treated against UV fading, moisture degradation and harsh conditions.
Client specific colours can be provided and all colours used are designed to give maximum contrast with their background.
Installation and Maintenance
As with all Pollite masts, installation is easy, and all products are supplied with a comprehensive installation and maintenance manual.
The windsock is supported on a stainless steel framework, designed to rotate 360 degree around the mast and to hold the throat of the windsock fully open in all wind conditions. Rotation is ensured by a series of enclosed lubricated stainless steel bearings for the internally lit sock or self lubricating bearings for the externally lit mast.