ICS Helicopter Landing Zone (LZ) Kit 

 ICS Landing Zone Kit – Brochure

 New from Pi Variables, Inc., the pi-Lit® LZ Kit. Rotary wing aircraft operated by law enforcement, fire, med-evac and military must often land in non-controlled landing areas, with natural and man-made obstacles (trees, power lines, buildings, etc.).  Ground-based personnel will identify an area free of these obstacles and attempt to demarcate the area. Flame flares, cones, and random flashing LED flares are often used.  However, multiple vehicles at the site often result in an array of blue, red, orange and white flashing lights, making it difficult for the approaching pilot to easily and quickly identify the obstacle-free area.

pi-Lit® LZ Kit includes 5 radio-linked flares with visible and infra-red LEDs.  The flares are placed at the corners of a 100 foot (30.48 meter) square free of obstacles, with the 5th flare placed outside of the square to denote wind direction.

The flares flash in unison to create an identifiable “constellation” of either infra-red or visible flashing points.  The operator may use any one of the 5 flares to control the entire group, changing from visible to infra-red with the push of a button.


  • Powered by 4 AA-Alkaline Batteries

  • Approximately 3-4 days of continuous use (24 hour per day) battery life (depending upon flash

  • 360 viewing angle

  • 12 Infrared Side LEDs, 4 Visible Green Top LEDs

  • Rugged (can be driven over, dropped, etc.)

  • Heavy and dense enough to be used without stake (not effected by rotor wash)

  • Use in all weather conditions

  • 100 foot (30.48 meters) when placed on ground. greater than 330 feet (100 meters) when deployed 12 inches above the ground

  • Five Flares in each kit – 4 corner flares 1 flare for wind direction

  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

  • FCC Compliant


  • 5 Flares per kit. 4 Flares Spaced 100 feet apart to designate corners of square landing area. 5th flare placed outside of square to designate wind direction

  • All flares flash simultaneously (in unison). This creates an easily distinguishable “constellation” pattern to aid pilot in differentiating landing zone from light noise of emergency ground vehicles

  • Four flash patterns to choose from (operators preference)

  • Default state alternates flash between infrared side LEDs and visible green top LEDs

    • Operator has choice to use only infrared side LEDs or only visible green top LEDs or return to default of alternating between infrared and visible

  • Battery status check with push of a button

  • No tools required to change batteries

  • Control all flares patterns and flash LEDs from a single flare

    • Turn all flares off with a push of a button