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Landing Lights On Fog Conditions  
User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Do they t/o with landing lights off? Because I was on EHAM tonght, and I only heard planes, did see nothing. Also landing planes were all lights off... Is that normal? I guess its because the will blind theirselves with it...

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Schreiner


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Maybe the fog was so thick you couldn't see the lights

User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Bright lights and fog create a refelction that can make it very hard to see, and the pilots may have had that problem. The light is reflected off of the water in the fog. This is the same reason that you are not supposed to drive in fog with your high beams on.

KYIP



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10259 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
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I'd suggest moving this to the tech/ops forum - you'll get some good answers there.
~Vik



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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

to add a question:
why do they have their land lights on in the day?


User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

I put it on the tech/ops forum... thanx for the info...

Cheers,
Schreiner



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User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Dear Flairport -
Landing lights are ON as per safety recommendations... during DAY/NIGHT
Within 30 miles of landing airport and below 10,000 feet...
(s) Skipper

Same posting in 2 different forums...?
Moderators, please put both together - Thanks...


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