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Lights On 764 Nose Gear  
User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3983 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?

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User currently offlineCdfMxTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3962 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.

- 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

- BRAKES OFF (blue) - Brake pedals have not been

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3916 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.

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

Any Pics on the same [lights].

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3804 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...

Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
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