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Strange Lights On 727  
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 48
Posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

I recently saw a B727 for Buraq airways departing out of istanbul. The lights that would normnally be red for the beacon were strobe white, quite bright as well, and there were no strobes being used on the wing tips...

i know that beacon and anti collision are used synonymously, but is that the case? and which other a/c have white beacon lights on the belly like this 727 did?

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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 968 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
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I occasionally see various light twins flying around with white strobe beacons on their bellies. If anyone knows what models, feel free to specify.

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

I've seen UK manufactured Aircraft having White Anti collision lights on the Fuselage top & Bottom in lieu of the Red Lights by most other operators.Is there a reason.
Out here Both types are permitted by DGCA.

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User currently offlineDC8FriendShip From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 243 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Quoting Pilotaydin (Thread starter):
which other a/c have white beacon lights on the belly like this 727 did?

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Out here Both types are permitted by DGCA.

The origanal Anti-collision lights on a 727 were red rotating beacons. they were replaced by strobes as they wore out in the '80's and 90's in the US. (1980's aircraft were delivered with strobes). If it had the original lights, it could have been replaced witha white strobe instead of the customary red.

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User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

Beech 1900Ds and later model King Airs, and Fairchild Metro 23s were/are delivered with white flashing beacons that use Halogen lamps instead of strobe flashtubes (a dispensation letter is needed from the regulatory Authority in this country in order for them to remain on the a/c, as the local Regs specify red beacons). I think it is just a matter of the white beacons being cheaper and more reliable than the Grimes motor-driven Tandem Oscillating beacons that Metro IIs and IIIs and earlier King Airs had fitted.

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