schreiner
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Landing Lights On Fog Conditions

Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:20 am

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...

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HlywdCatft
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RE: Landing Lights On Fog Conditions

Sat Nov 29, 2003 7:28 am

Maybe the fog was so thick you couldn't see the lights
 
KYIPpilot
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RE: Landing Lights On Fog Conditions

Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:25 am

Bright lights and fog create a refelction that can make it very hard to see, and the pilots may have had that problem. The light is reflected off of the water in the fog. This is the same reason that you are not supposed to drive in fog with your high beams on.

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vikkyvik
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RE: Landing Lights On Fog Conditions

Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:41 am

I'd suggest moving this to the tech/ops forum - you'll get some good answers there.
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FLAIRPORT
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RE: Landing Lights On Fog Conditions

Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:42 am

to add a question:
why do they have their land lights on in the day?
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schreiner
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RE: Landing Lights On Fog Conditions

Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:45 am

I put it on the tech/ops forum... thanx for the info...

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RE: Landing Lights On Fog Conditions

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:02 am

Dear Flairport -
Landing lights are ON as per safety recommendations... during DAY/NIGHT
Within 30 miles of landing airport and below 10,000 feet...
(s) Skipper

Same posting in 2 different forums...?
Moderators, please put both together - Thanks...