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Parked On Stand With Strobes On  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7687 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2231 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, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2211 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, 7687 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2123 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, 2816 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2098 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 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2092 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, 2816 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2083 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, 7687 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2083 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, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2023 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 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2017 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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