7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
Is it just me or does anyone else notice that at night, the white beacon flash can actually look a little green. Is this just because the light may be reflecting off the green lens on the other side? I'm guessing this is the reason because I can always clearly make out the lights for heliports (three light beacon). The only reason I ask this is because I just want to know if I should pay a visit to my AME.
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Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
Next time you do a night flight, have your friendly local control tower flash you some light gun signals before you go to the AME. If you can't distinguish the colors then you may have an issue. I have a friend who had an issue with red/green color blindness and he had to go through quite an ordeal to get his medical back. I would agree that 'green' isn't the best way to describe the color of the beacon. Unless the field is out in the middle of nowhere it does look teal. When there is a dark contrast around it in a rural area it looks like a darker shade of green in my mind.