Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3545 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1785 times:
The signal is cover your eyes with your hands and then giving the pilot the finger because that's what you'll be doing if an aircraft taxis in with their taxi/landing lights on.
But truthfully, I don't know if there is a hand signal. The taxi/landing lights should be off before or just after making the turn into the gate so that you do not blind the ground personnel. Plus, you don't need them if you're being marshaled into the gate.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2723 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
A week ago, I saw a F9 A319 pulling into the gate at LAX in the morning. The pilots left the nose gear lights on, and the marshaller covered his eyes with hands and pointed at the nose gear. It took a few tries, but the captain eventually got the message.
320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 489 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
In the army (okay, I know, not an airplane thing), we used two fingers (in a "V", not one finger on each hand ) pointed at the eyes to indicate headlights on or off (when they were supposed to be the other). I have used it a couple of times with mixed success.
Walking away works if the pilot isn't following your signals, but doesn't help the pilot if he doesn't know his lights are on.
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