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US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes

Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:56 am

I was in CLT the other day and I noticed that several US Airways flights did not turn their wingtip stobe lights on for the flight. They were still following the FARs in that they had an anti-collision light on (Red Beacon). Does anyone know what their policy is on this?

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av8rphx
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RE: US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes

Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:25 am

As long as the red beacon is on,that is all that is required.
 
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RE: US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes

Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:28 am

most airlines require in thier ops specs that all lights be on below 10 000ft
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RE: US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:06 am

Yea I know that most carriers use All Lights under 10,000. But I noticed in MDW that some WN 737's had there Strobe lights on at the gate? Why is that? I guess a WN procedure rule but why?
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RE: US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:20 am

As far as WN goes, when our crews change airplanes and on the first flight of the day, they will check that all the lights are operating normally. So that is why you'll sometimes see our airplanes with all the lights on and the F/O doing a quick walk around checking everything out.

 
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RE: US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes

Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:22 am

I notice that most a/c turn anti-collision lights (beacon) on right before pusback. Is this standard procedure?
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RE: US Airways Daytime Use Of The Strobes

Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:25 am

Usually what I see is:

Nav lights: always on
Beacon: clear to push
Landing lights: clear for takeoff - off at 10,000'

Of course, the reverse is then true with the landing lights coming on at 10,000 and off when they are down and clear.
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