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Which Wing Has Red/green Light?

Sun Aug 06, 2000 8:30 am

My memory has failed me again, can someone please remind me which wing has which colored lights? Thanks (blush - I feel like every aviation fanatic should know this). Thanks again.
 
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RE: Which Wing Has Red/green Light?

Sun Aug 06, 2000 8:41 am

Red Light is on the Left (Port) wing
Green Light is on the Right (Starboard) wing
 
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RE: Which Wing Has Red/green Light?

Sun Aug 06, 2000 8:53 am

Thanks Purdue ...

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RE: Which Wing Has Red/green Light?

Sun Aug 06, 2000 9:05 am

Here is a handy tip:

Port (as in the after-meal drink) is red. Therefore the Port color is red. Then think what an aristocrat might say after a meal - is there any port left. And that's correct - Port is Left.

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RE: Which Wing Has Red/green Light?

Sun Aug 06, 2000 12:58 pm

Here's something to make it even easier.

The three short words go together and the three long words go together.

Left, Port, Red

Right, Starboard, Green

You'll never forget it again. That's how my father taught me.
 
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RE: Which Wing Has Red/green Light?

Sun Aug 06, 2000 1:09 pm

San Diego's a navy town with a lot of ships, so I learned it with a story about a mariner that ended in this sentence...

A sailor named Red left port.
 
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RE: Which Wing Has Red/green Light?

Mon Aug 07, 2000 3:36 am

Don't forget the white light in the tail.
 
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RE: N863DA

Mon Aug 07, 2000 4:29 am

To expand the answer to your question:
"There is just a little red port left!"

Best Regards,

Buff

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