N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1647 posts, RR: 19 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2964 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?
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2896 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.