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Aircraft Approach Light Into DAL ( Love)  
User currently offlineADRIANGALT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

I frequently see aircraft approaching DAL and they have the approach lights flashing on and off. I see this on all WN aircraft and some private jets. Anyone know why? as I have never seen this practice before.

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

The landing lights alternate for increased visibility.


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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Increased vis is certainly one reason - research has proven that the alternating landing lights definitely draw attention better, and as a frequent user of the airspace around DAL, I can vouch for its effectiveness.

The other, collateral, benefit is that the landing lights last a great deal longer.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

This is a late model option on the Boeing 737 as well as some Lear models.

User currently offlineAcNDTTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Quoting 113312 (Reply 3):
This is a late model option on the Boeing 737 as well as some Lear models.

STC for several others too....Falcons, Citations.....I've even seen recips with this too.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Quoting AcNDTTech (Reply 4):
I've even seen recips with this too.

Yeah, it's becoming quite common to see Cessna 185 and 206 aircraft taking off from Lake Hood (PALH) with alternating flashing landing lights. It looks funny on the older birds with landing lights in the nose cowl behind the prop!

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