One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A radio transmitter whose signal guides an aircraft or spacecraft that is making a landing.‘they set up landing beacons for the remaining aircraft’
- ‘Dwarfed by the gigantic space station, it followed the landing beacon towards the docking bays.’
- ‘Please keep to your assigned vector and do not deviate from the landing beacon.’
- ‘You set up a landing beacon, and suddenly hundreds of friendly troops drop all around you.’
- ‘The big light on top pointed to the sky like some sort of alien landing beacon.’
- ‘He reckons that as you get older, Santa might forget to call so he needs a landing beacon.’
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