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Topic: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: RussianJet
Posted 2012-12-27 02:41:49 and read 2263 times.

So, as we came onto stand in AMS from JHB this morning, the 777 on the neighbouring stand was chocked and no beacon on, yet the strobes were going ten to the dozen for a good 15 minutes or more. Why would this likely be?

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: HAWK21M
Posted 2012-12-27 03:04:34 and read 2243 times.

Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
and no beacon on,

Probably someone forgot about the switch in the on position........

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: RussianJet
Posted 2012-12-27 08:08:17 and read 2155 times.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
and no beacon on,

Probably someone forgot about the switch in the on position........

Well, that's what I thought about suggesting, but in light of other threads that suggested a pilot may have 'forgotten' such a thing I didn't entirely dare to, fearing a flamefest.

Is that the most likely answer, or are there other possibilities?

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: PGNCS
Posted 2012-12-27 09:05:54 and read 2130 times.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
Is that the most likely answer

It's the most likely answer on most airliners other than aircraft that have strobes inhibited on the ground.

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: CosmicCruiser
Posted 2012-12-27 09:06:30 and read 2124 times.

maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: PGNCS
Posted 2012-12-27 09:10:40 and read 2115 times.

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

Good point and better stated than my post. I was trying to make the point that almost assuredly the issue was that the switch for the strobes was on for whatever reason, rather than a peculiar failure of some sort.

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: RussianJet
Posted 2012-12-27 09:11:13 and read 2115 times.

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

For at least 15 mins, and nobody seen on the ground performing such a check (which admittedly I had not mentioned earlier)?

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: HAWK21M
Posted 2012-12-27 11:30:04 and read 2055 times.

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

15mins for strobe to be on while a check is being done seems too long....

Topic: RE: Parked On Stand With Strobes On
Username: Speedbird128
Posted 2012-12-27 11:42:28 and read 2049 times.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Probably someone forgot

Yup probably an abbreviated landing checklist LOL.

Same as all the departures with transponder still off. Or Mode S or FMC ID set to the previous leg's ID   


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