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User currently offlineRombac111 From Uruguay, joined Jul 1999, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Hi all...
I saw a post about red and green lighs in the wings.
I want to ask about the two red lights, that are situated usually between the wings and the nose, and are continuously "revolving" when the aircraft is about to move: what are they for ?
Well... see you.

Rombac 1-11

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User currently offlineDc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

These lights are for spoting oter aircraft in the area by the pilot they are also the same consept on the ground

User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 887 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

I thought I heard somewhere that the red lights mean that the engines are on...

Can anyone clear this up?


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9645 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

There are usually other clues that the engines are on. I mean, if you saw a 757 cruising along at 35,000ft would you need to look for flashing red lights?   - hey, I got one of those Smiley things without even trying.

But seriously, they're to stop other planes flying into them and to stop baggage handlers from banging their heads on them.

(Sorry, I really, REALLY tried not to.)

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (16 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

These are anti collision lights. They are on anytime the aircraft is moving or about to move under it's own power or by some other means such as a tug.

The red ang green lights are known as navigation lights and indicate what direction the plane is moving. Red is on the left and green is on the right.


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