Superdawg From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 347 posts, RR: 1 Posted (16 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
Need an answer to the following question:
I have noticed that several of Westjet's 737-200's have landing lights that alternate on and off from the left side to the right side and vice versa. I have seen other 737's with just solid landing lights on both sides. What is the reason for this? Is westjet the only airline that has it or are there others. Let me know
Bizclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
I have noticed that often myself. I live in Edmonton and I fly Westjet about once a month when I have to, to Calgary. I have seen the flashing lights but I have yet to ask anybody at the airline. Just slips my mind I guess. Perhaps it is all part of their laid back atmosphere, just trying to be different. Or else one of their electrical guys made a big mistake! YIKES!
I would assume that at night there would be some kind of regulation about flashing landing lights??
Zacher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
There is no regulation, it is just an optional configuration designed to increase visibility. Tricks the eye into thinking that it detects motion, thereby grabbing your attention. Southwest Airlines is the only other airline that I have noticed employing the technique. This technique is fairly common in general aviation, usually called 'Pulselights' which I believe is a brand name.
Hope this helps...