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Landing Lights On Fog Conditions  
User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Do they t/o with landing lights off? Because I was on EHAM tonght, and I only heard planes, did see nothing. Also landing planes were all lights off... Is that normal? I guess its because the will blind theirselves with it...

Cheers,
Schreiner



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

Sometimes in thick fog pilots would turn off the landing lights during approach like you said, they would blind themselves with the reflection of the lights against the clouds.  Smile


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User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Exactly same effect as in your car - fog or clouds... blinding yourself.
Closed subject I think.
Or do we get the usual count down of the passenger's opinion...?
"My flight landed with them last week...
"And mine yesterday without landing lights...
xxx
(s) Skipper  Big grin


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