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Light On 737 Flap Track Fairings  
User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1658 posts, RR: 18
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

I recently noticed upon viewing this picture that on the 733's outboard flap track fairings there is a white light. There appears to be another one on the starboard side of the aircraft but it is turned off. Are these landing lights? Taxi lights? This is the first time I've noticed these lights. Apologies if this topic has been discussed before. Any ideas?

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9288 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

Those are landing lights; the starboard one must be either broken or at an angle that didn't let the photographer see the light.

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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 974 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

Yeah.. if you look, you can see the light on the stab. side.. it isn't on. Probably burned out.

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

Specifically, the lights in question are "outboard" landing lights, and in the photo, one is indeed just burned out. These outboard landing lights are on all of the 737 series from the -100 to the -500, but not on the next generation
(-600 thru -900). On those aircraft, the lights have been relocated to the underside of the fuselage (near the centerline) just forward of the wing. The "inboard" landing lights are the same on all models, located at each wing root behind a plexiglass cover.

User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1658 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Thanks everyone! I never noticed the light before this picture.
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