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Red Lights, Bottom And Top.

Tue Jul 20, 1999 11:23 pm

Hi all... I saw a post about red and green lighs in the wings. I want to ask about the two red lights, that are situated usually between the wings and the nose, and are continuously "revolving" when the aircraft is about to move: what are they for ? Well... see you. Bye Rombac 1-11
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RE: Red Lights, Bottom And Top.

Wed Jul 21, 1999 1:35 am

These lights are for spoting oter aircraft in the area by the pilot they are also the same consept on the ground
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RE: Red Lights, Bottom And Top.

Wed Jul 21, 1999 5:24 am

I thought I heard somewhere that the red lights mean that the engines are on...

Can anyone clear this up?

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RE: Red Lights, Bottom And Top.

Wed Jul 21, 1999 6:02 am

There are usually other clues that the engines are on. I mean, if you saw a 757 cruising along at 35,000ft would you need to look for flashing red lights?   - hey, I got one of those Smiley things without even trying.

But seriously, they're to stop other planes flying into them and to stop baggage handlers from banging their heads on them.

(Sorry, I really, REALLY tried not to.)

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RE: Red Lights, Bottom And Top.

Wed Jul 21, 1999 8:08 am

These are anti collision lights. They are on anytime the aircraft is moving or about to move under it's own power or by some other means such as a tug.

The red ang green lights are known as navigation lights and indicate what direction the plane is moving. Red is on the left and green is on the right.


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