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Light In The Landing Gear Bay  
User currently offlinebeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5134 times:

If you look closely inside the landing gear bay there is a red light that is constantly on what is it for.


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User currently offlineatlamt From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 240 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

It is a warning light to stay clear of the landing gear doors. Any time the gear doors are opening/closing or if the gear is in transit the light will be on. It's meant to warn people working in the area on the ground but the system still works in the air.


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Quoting atlamt (Reply 1):
It is a warning light to stay clear of the landing gear doors. Any time the gear doors are opening/closing or if the gear is in transit the light will be on

Thanks for that info! Is that exclusive to Boeing or common to other manufacturers as well? I am never back there when the doors move, so I have not really thought about it; it certainly seems like a very obvious and good idea.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4929 times:

On a slightly related note, I vaguely remember something about some older jet (707?) having a PA speaker/siren in the gear well. Or maybe it was just a poorly executed "inception" in my mind 

User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1588 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
On a slightly related note, I vaguely remember something about some older jet (707?) having a PA speaker/siren in the gear well. Or maybe it was just a poorly executed "inception" in my mind

The 727 has a Ground Crew horn. You press the button on the overhead panel and a loud annoying horn sounds from the nose gear well. I like doing it to make people look around since no one knows what it is coming from. I'd imagine the 707 would have the same thing.

There is also a wheel well light for inspecting the wheel wells. On the walk around the FE will bang on the side of the plane to turn all the landing lights on, a nice FO will flip the wheel well light on and leave it on until the FE is back in the cockpit.



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Quoting tb727 (Reply 4):
The 727 has a Ground Crew horn.

As far as I know, all Boeing's have this.

Tom.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6015 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4664 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 5):
Quoting tb727 (Reply 4):
The 727 has a Ground Crew horn.

As far as I know, all Boeing's have this.

As far as I know, all aircraft with more than 19 seats have them.



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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1588 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

I also read somewhere that on Russian built airplanes, especially the late 1960's/early 70's era TU-154's, the lights in the wheel well are a function of the chemtrail system they had installed. I do not however remember whether it was a tank full or empty light, maybe someone else can elaborate on that. After the cold war they became just that what they are today, wheel well inspection lights.


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 6):
As far as I know, all aircraft with more than 19 seats have them.


No, horns, bells, whistles, etc in the L-1011 wheel wells, and they have a few more than 19 seats!


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6015 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 8):
No, horns, bells, whistles, etc in the L-1011 wheel wells, and they have a few more than 19 seats!

Then I stand corrected (Of course, I never go to work an L-1011, as my station wasn't big enough to need one.)



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User currently offlinebri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

And here I thought it was just the reading light in the SSU (Stowaway Service Unit)


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

Technically referred to as the Wheelwell unsafe light.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4000 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

Quoting tb727 (Reply 4):
There is also a wheel well light for inspecting the wheel wells.

On the older B737s that wheel well light was mandatory. i.e. it had to work on departure for a night flight. (Maybe NG as well, don't work them).
If the green undercarriage down indicator failed, the pilot could look through a window in the floor at two red stripes on the gear to see if they were aligned. The nose gear window is in the flight deck floor under a little flap. The main gear one is under the carpet in the cabin. There is a mark on the hatrack to show its position.
But unless the window and the mirrors are crystal clean, its hard to see anything positive.


User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
On a slightly related note, I vaguely remember something about some older jet (707?) having a PA speaker/siren in the gear well.

You are correct.
A few B707's were equipped with a ground hailer system.
A PA speaker in the nose wheel well, activated from either pilots audio selector panel, could be used for ground crew communication, in the event that the ground crew intercom was unserviceable/not used.
Mostly installed on aircraft destined for VIP service.


User currently offlinespchamp1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

The A320's and E190's also have ground horns. They are typically only used for impatient pilots who want you to get on the headsets literally a second after the L1 door is closed. On a side note, I've also used it to get the rampers on my crew to get ready to go when repositioning A/C.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 12):
Maybe NG as well, don't work them

No, it's not- the NG has a secondary, COMPLETELY 100% REDUNDANT gear indicator system, with green/red indicator lights in the aft overhead panel.
For this reason, at many operators, 737NG wheel well lights are not NOGO items.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 12):

On the older B737s that wheel well light was mandatory. i.e. it had to work on departure for a night flight. (Maybe NG as well, don't work them).
If the green undercarriage down indicator failed, the pilot could look through a window in the floor at two red stripes on the gear to see if they were aligned. The nose gear window is in the flight deck floor under a little flap. The main gear one is under the carpet in the cabin. There is a mark on the hatrack to show its position.
But unless the window and the mirrors are crystal clean, its hard to see anything positive.

There would be a Dome light & an Incandecent light in each WW.The Dome could be NOGO,but the NWW light could not be deffered as it was your light to indicate the Gear Down & locked marks as viewed from the Aircraft in flight.
With Aircraft that have a secondary L/G Indication,the MWW lights can be deffered.

regds
MEL.



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