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Parked On Stand With Strobes On  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2238 times:
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So, as we came onto stand in AMS from JHB this morning, the 777 on the neighbouring stand was chocked and no beacon on, yet the strobes were going ten to the dozen for a good 15 minutes or more. Why would this likely be?


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
and no beacon on,

Probably someone forgot about the switch in the on position........



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
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Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
and no beacon on,

Probably someone forgot about the switch in the on position........

Well, that's what I thought about suggesting, but in light of other threads that suggested a pilot may have 'forgotten' such a thing I didn't entirely dare to, fearing a flamefest.

Is that the most likely answer, or are there other possibilities?



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2820 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
Is that the most likely answer

It's the most likely answer on most airliners other than aircraft that have strobes inhibited on the ground.


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2820 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

Good point and better stated than my post. I was trying to make the point that almost assuredly the issue was that the switch for the strobes was on for whatever reason, rather than a peculiar failure of some sort.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
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Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

For at least 15 mins, and nobody seen on the ground performing such a check (which admittedly I had not mentioned earlier)?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
maint. was doing a walk around chk. Our guys did it on every station where the jet laid over. Checked all lights, etc.

15mins for strobe to be on while a check is being done seems too long....



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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Probably someone forgot

Yup probably an abbreviated landing checklist LOL.

Same as all the departures with transponder still off. Or Mode S or FMC ID set to the previous leg's ID   



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