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Aircraft Approach Light Into DAL ( Love)  
User currently offlineADRIANGALT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2979 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: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2961 times:
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The landing lights alternate for increased visibility.

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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5508 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2632 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, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2595 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 (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2453 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, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2381 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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