Buff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
VC-10 is not a "know-nothing engineer", for anyone that is interested!
Not only that, he is right too!!
The white anti-collision lights are turned on just prior to entering the (or crossing an) active runway. Up until a few years ago, the Regulators in their collective wisdom didn't want pilots to turn the white anti-colls on until immediately prior to advancing the power levers for take-off. Then the landing accident at San Diego occurred and everyone came back to their senses.
Buff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
I was looking back at the thread discussing whose job was more important: mine for breaking things so you could fix them, or yours for providing me with a safe ship to operate, and the "humour" just didn't come across.
Apologies once again. Now must go out and make some work for you!
Evilboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1819 times:
The only thing that was mentioned is before and after the engines shut down, well this is true, the anti colision lights, the red ones, are also required to be on whenever the plane is in motion, and this includes when the plane is being towed even with the engines off.
Buff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1818 times:
The Dash 8 had a not-quite-useless anti-coll setup. The red was on top of the stab and only visible in a very limited 3-D arc. There was nothing on the belly. The whites were on the wing tips and tail cone. The whites had a nasty habit of freezing up at about -20 C (I think it was the ballast).
The reason the setup was next-to-useless is that frequently one or more of the whites would stop working, but only in flight!! (Altogether now: Ground Checked Serviceable!) Because of the sole red installation, the red could not be used as an MEL backup: all three whites had to be working or the aircraft was considered U/S for night ops!