Are there any particular rules for how pilots use their landling lights while on the ground at night? I've noticed that all pilots turn off their front wheel landing lights when they are in line near the runway. Is this so as to make sure that approaching a/c can clearly see where the runway is?
Along the taxiway it seems that some pilots use the front wheel landing light and others just follow the airport lights.
Are aircraft only allowed to have their front wheel landing light on while taxing? Seems that they turn their wing mounted landing lights off during taxi.
Also, anyone know what the rules are regarding the white strobes on the wing tips? Seems that these are only activated on the runway but are quickly turned off elsewhere on the airport. Is this so as not to blind other a/c on the ground?
Interesting that pilots never seem to forget to turn their lights off at night at thr right places.