NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7899 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
I found a brief report on 777-300ER flight tests in general and noise measurements in particular:
Besides, on the approach we are measuring what is probably the loudest configuration,” Franken continues. “That means flaps, leading edge slats and landing lights extended, landing gear lowered, and an unfavourable trim condition.” http://flug-revue.rotor.com/FRHeft/FRH0312/FR0312g.htm
Landing lights extended? Gear ... I understand, but how can pilots extend landing lights?
Chdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
The DC-10/MD-11 both have landing lights on the fwd fuselage, the taxi lights are on the gear and turnoff lights are flushmount in the wing fairing. In my operator it is part of the engineer checklist, and if I'm late, I get an earfull because of all the noise! It's what is otherwise known as "self critiquing".