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US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes  
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

I was in CLT the other day and I noticed that several US Airways flights did not turn their wingtip stobe lights on for the flight. They were still following the FARs in that they had an anti-collision light on (Red Beacon). Does anyone know what their policy is on this?

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User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

As long as the red beacon is on,that is all that is required.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

most airlines require in thier ops specs that all lights be on below 10 000ft

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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7584 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Yea I know that most carriers use All Lights under 10,000. But I noticed in MDW that some WN 737's had there Strobe lights on at the gate? Why is that? I guess a WN procedure rule but why?

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User currently offlineScxmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

As far as WN goes, when our crews change airplanes and on the first flight of the day, they will check that all the lights are operating normally. So that is why you'll sometimes see our airplanes with all the lights on and the F/O doing a quick walk around checking everything out.

User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

I notice that most a/c turn anti-collision lights (beacon) on right before pusback. Is this standard procedure?

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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

Usually what I see is:

Nav lights: always on
Beacon: clear to push
Landing lights: clear for takeoff - off at 10,000'

Of course, the reverse is then true with the landing lights coming on at 10,000 and off when they are down and clear.

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