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Lights On 764 Nose Gear  
User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

I was sitting in front of a 764 when it was pulling into the gate at ATL this morning and noticed that there were 2 lights, a green and an orange, that came on when it seemed like the PIC put the parking brakes on. Is this some sort of indication to the tug driver that the brakes are set and its OK to do his thing?
MD


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User currently offlineCdfMxTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Not sure how DL has their 764s setup, but this is how it is on CO 764s:

There are 3 lights in the nose gear. 2 are on the rt side of nose gear and one on the left side.

RIGHT SIDE
- PARKING BRAKE SET (amber) - The parking brake is
set. (Brake pedals pushed, brake lever set, and
the parking brake valve closed)
- BRAKES ON (red) - Hydraulic pressure is applied
to the brakes, but parking brake is not set

LEFT SIDE
- BRAKES OFF (blue) - Brake pedals have not been
pushed.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Many larger jets have this feature. It's just to let ground personal know when it is safe to push back or tow a jet.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Any Pics on the same [lights].
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

We are told not to trust these lights as it has been known for them to not work even though the brake is applied (on the 744).

If in doubt, it doesnt take two seconds to just ask "Excuse me flight deck, can you please confirm the status of the park brake?"

I for one, ignore those lights when checking if the brake is on and I will always call up and ask...



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