I was over at Logan International here in Boston last Sunday watching "the action" from the roof of Terminal B garage and I happened to notice something interesting.
When any Airbus aircraft touched down, the flashing white strobe lights on the wings that are normally activated prior to the take off roll, immediately ceased to function. This did not happen with any Boeing or any other manufactuers aircraft.
My question is for any Airbus pilot, mechanic, etc...Do the strobe lights on the wings automatically shut themselves off upon touchdown? If so, is there a manual override switch which would keep them flashing if a pilot deemed it necessary for sight purposes (i.e. fog?)